Sen. Jim Inhofe is not the sharpest Crayon in the box. But Inhofe has never suffered a lack of confidence, even when that was totally unwarranted.
That's exactly the case now that the Oklahoma Republican is flacking his book, The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future. (The book is published by WND Books, the folks who keep insisting that Obama's birth certificate is a fake, which explains a lot.)
The book—and Inhofe's continuing verbal baloney—about global warming and climate change has earned the former Tulsa mayor (sigh) the ire of environmentalists and activists, some of whom have called him names. Poor Jim!
Inhofe being Inhofe, this name-calling is now a sure sign of the senator's victory. In a statement published today in the Tulsa World, Inhofe says "you know you've won the fight" when you've been criticized by the Hollywood elite and the leftist environmentalists.
That's more baloney, of course. Inhofe is throwing mud, returning fire again the usual suspects, the evil liberals. More importantly, this sort of argument completely ignores actual science, which is where the real debate will take place.
Sen. Inhofe can crow all he wants about his environmental "victory," but he hasn't won—and won't win—if the science doesn't support his position.
On this score, the senator is losing.