Inhofe and the art of exaggeration

Mon, 2006-08-28 13:25Kevin Grandia
Kevin Grandia's picture

Inhofe and the art of exaggeration

Senator James Inhofe continues his misinformation campaign with a recent stop in his home state of Oklahoma yesterday where he makes the outrageous claim that: “If we were to embrace the Kyoto treaty, it would shut down agriculture, military and oil production in Oklahoma…”

This is on the heals of some other very misleading and exaggerated claims by Inhofe, such as:

On Tom Brokaw's recent climate change documentary: “It kind of reminds … I could use the Third Reich, the big lie”

And,

His 2003 claim on the floor of the U.S. Congress that global warming is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”

Not to worry though Inhofe is only the Chairman of the Senate Committee for the Environment and Public Works.
If you're looking for a more in-depth analysis of Sen. Inhofe and his ridiculous statements on climate change, check out this blog.

Comments

Their corporate HQ as well as several refining plants are still based there. I suspect they play a disproportionate role in the state's politics.

Conoco Phillips moved all their headquarter operations to Houston, Texas following the merger. This was due to the CEO decree that Houston was more civilized, a city with more culture. Kent

Yes, and I am sure the $1.2 million in political donations from the energy sector doesn't hurt either: http://opensecrets.org/politicians/allsector.asp?CID=N00005582