Ah, Dr. Tom Coburn. Our own principled conservative senator, who would never do anything remotely disingenuous.
Oh, wait. He's a politician—just like the rest of the gang. Of course he plays politics and grandstands, especially when it suits his purpose.
A Washington Post columnist has nailed Dr. Tom for his less-than-serious ideas about the D.C. area Metro system.
Dr. Tom thinks no federal regulation is necessary, but locals think otherwise, because (unlike Dr. Tom) they have to ride the Metro.
Read more about it here.