Take Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee who, until recently, had a tax lien filed against him. Although he's now paid the lien, such tax problems undermine the state GOP's contention that they are the "squeaky clean" Oklahoma politicans.
Remember former GOP leader Lance Cargill?
Here, for your reading pleasure, is the Coffee apology made this week to the Senate Republicans:
Well, the problem with dumb mistakes is that you have to answer for them. That is what I am here today to do. I made a dumb decision, and I went into caucus today to apologize for that and answer questions from members of my caucus.