Let us praise the Tulsa World today for its dead-on criticism of Sen. Randy Brogdon, Republican candidate for governor and would-be secessionist.
That's right, Sooner fans, candidate Brogdon has been foaming at the mouth lately, saying things about Oklahoma seceding from the United States. We should reduce our ties to Washington, Brogdon claims, because those D.C. types are ruining America and taking away our liberties.
But as the World correctly points out, that could be a problem. Which ties does Brogdon want to sever? The ones that fund Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City? Federal matching dollars for highway and bridge construction? Medicare? Social Security?
Then there's Brogdon's charge that the Feds are taking away individual liberty. He neglects to mention his own interest in taking away some liberties, including "the right of a woman to make her own, legal choices concerning her own body."
For his overblown rhetoric and political doublespeak, the World has named Brogdon honorary "Colonel" in the Oklahoma Secessionist Army, a fantasy military force for a fantasy governor.
All Hail, Col. Randy.