Even though we’re almost to the 72nd consecutive hour of Election Day, not all of Tuesday’s races have us hanging by an anxious thread. In fact, TLO called the US Senate race for Jim Inhofe mere minutes after the polls closed Tuesday. Since then, we’ve decided to make some more calls about our senator’s upcoming stint. In fact, here are 5 things we can expect from Jim Inhofe’s “final” term in office!
His 92nd Birthday
I know this is a given, but I just want to remind you all of this because misery loves company.
A phone conversation between President Trump and Sen. Jim Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma, was overheard and recorded on Wednesday night after Inhofe put the call on speakerphone as he sat in a Washington restaurant. Here's what was said. https://t.co/orlnOFJ5dY pic.twitter.com/CKACjY1410
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 31, 2020
His great-grandkids teach him how to use a cellphone
Earlier this year, Jim Inhofe was recorded in a restaurant talking to the president on speaker phone. We can’t really blame Inhofe for this one, because even though the speaker was loud enough for people across the restaurant to tune into the private conversation, Inhofe could probably barely hear it himself. So hopefully this term his great-grandkids will teach him how to turn up the volume on his cellphone without putting the conversation on speaker. Thankfully, the Jitterbug’s volume buttons are large and easy to see.
Jim Inhofe is still an Idiot: Volumes 58,214 through 842,069
Much like piloting a single engine aircraft, when it comes to how many more gaffes and overall embarrassment Jim Inhofe can create over the next 6 years the sky is the limit.
Jim Inhofe once said that he would retire from politics when he could no longer fly a plane upside down. It doesn’t matter that he landed a plane on a closed runway in 2010 and glided off the runway in 2016, because nothing says “sanity” and “competence” like an 85-year-old man doing air stunts. Being that he sponsored legislation that would ease medical and health requirements needed to maintain a pilot’s license, I don’t think we can expect him to outsource his campaign video stunts anytime soon.
Jim Inhofe claims that this will be his final term in office. Much like an 80-something-year-old man faced with scientific research, I don’t believe it.