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The 50 Most Powerful Oklahomans (5-1)

Today is the last installment of our special countdown of the “50 Most Powerful Oklahomans.”  We would like to thank all the powerful people who made the list for not yet suing us, and we’d also like to thank the people who helped us compile the rankings.  You all know who you are.

Anyway, the top 5 are located after the jump.  To view the rest of the series, click the links below.

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30-21

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And no, that’s not a young Steve Lackmeyer in the YouTube video above.  It’s a vintage 1990’s Trapper Keeper commercial.

The 50 Most Powerful Oklahomans (10-6)

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Originally, this was going to be the final installment of our countdown of the 50 Most Powerful Oklahomans.  But when I started writing tonight, I turned on the TV and The Godfather just happened to be on. That’s never good, because every time The Godfather’s on I have to stop whatever I’m doing and watch it.  Hell, I even watch it when it’s edited and on AMC like it was tonight.  That means there’s no cussing, no nudity, and way too many commercials.  Basically, the three reasons that make movies on basic cable so boring.  But who cares, it’s the f*cking Godfather.

Anyway, after the jump you can find the 10th, 9th, 8th, 7th and 6th Most Powerful Oklahomans.  And if you notice references to Luca Brasi, Khartoum and “increased performance and size,” you now know why.

The 50 Most Powerful Oklahomans (20-11)

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Yeah,  I was all ready to publish this post, and then it occurred to me that I didn’t have an intro.  Anyway, so that’s our intro. Check out number 20 and 19 below.  The rest are located after the jump.

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20. Drew Edmondson, State Attorney General

Drew Edmondson has been the Attorney General of Oklahoma for about as long as I’ve been able to drive.  For those of you who have no clue how long that is, lets just say it’s too long. That’s probably why Edmondson has already announced he is going run for Governor in 2010.  Who really wants to be Attorney General for 16 years?

Anyway, during his run as AG, Edmondson has made a lot of powerful friends.  He also sued Arkansas.  That’s pretty damn cool.

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19. Glen Coffee. State Senate Pro-Tem

Fever blisters and stupid political philosophies aside, Glenn Coffee is one of the rising young politicians in Oklahoma.  Right now, he either has his sights set for Governor or Attorney General in 2010.  We’re not sure which, but if he wins either one, we hope herpes reform is a key component of his campaign.

The 50 Most Powerful Oklahomans (30 – 21)

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We have reached the half way point of our 50 Most Powerful Oklahomans countdown.  Before we continue with 30-21, lets look at some people who didn’t make the list:

“¢  Clark Matthews
“¢  Elyse Downs
“¢  Keith Gaddie
“¢  Biker Fox
“¢  Drew Braum

Surprised?  I am.  Check out 30 – 21 after the jump.

50 Most Powerful Oklahomans (50-41)

A couple of months ago, I stumbled across this article from the OKC Friday that ranked “Oklahoma’s 50 Most Powerful Oklahomans.”  Because it came from The Friday, it primarily featured rich, white men.  That’s probably because publications like The Friday “” and their rich white readers “” only associate money with power.  Seriously, this is the same publication whose major focuses are Casady athletics and Debutante Balls.

Anyway, we’re not stupid.  We know that the most powerful people are also usually the wealthiest.  But we also understand the power that artists, local celebrities and weathermen have in this state.  We also know how to make a little friendly fun of these people.  That’s why our list should be better than The Friday’s.  Check out number 50-41 after the jump.

Oh, and about that picture?  I forgot to create a logo for this newest list, so I decided to use a picture from one of Clark Matthews old Trapper Keeper Folders.