Gov. Mary Fallin last week asked the good citizens of Oklahoma to pray for rain.
"The power of prayer is a wonderful thing, and I would ask every Oklahoman to look to a greater power this weekend and ask for rain,” Fallin said in a press release.
Let's stipulate that the power of prayer is wonderful. But it hasn't rained. In fact, the heat wave continues.
So what gives? Is the Lord ignoring the pleas of the Sooner state? Or maybe the Lord has a problem with Mary Fallin, who is—let's face it—out of her depth. Like it or not, she's the secular leader of Oklahoma. She has no background or authority as a religious leader, an area best left to those who do have some knowledge or training.
As it happens, Gov. Fallin has no more clout with the Lord than any other Oklahoman. As a long-time politician, in fact, Fallin would seem to have fewer connections to the Lord than, say, the average resident of Poteau or Shawnee.
It will rain one of these days, of course, and then we can all thank the Lord. But not Gov. Fallin.