Yes, indeed, Sooner fans, we need our pork. Certainly Sen. Jim Inhofe thinks so. He's fighting the good fight to bring home the bacon—call 'em earmarks—for all us Sooners who love federal spending.
Oh wait, no we don't. In fact, we just voted for a whole slew of anti-federal spending conservative Republicans, who want to stop this sort of spending.
Someone forget to send Inhofe the memo. He still wants the pork.
Indeed, Inhofe's position puts him at odds with other top conservatives—Tea Party types like Sen. Jim DeMint, who oppose earmarks.
There's a big GOP split here, obviously, but Tulsa's own Jim Inhofe is firmly on the side of local federal spending, call it "Big Pork." Read all about it here.
UPDATE: Sen. Inhofe's pro-pork position took a big hit today (November 15) when Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky caved in to the anti-pork pols (read: Sen. Jim DeMint) who have pushed the anti-earmark position.
One wonders how long Inhofe can hang on when he's increasingly isolated in his own party. Even Dr. No, our very own Sen. Tom Coburn, is passionately anti-earmark.