Posted by Brian at 11:30 AM
Jim Inhofe, one of Oklahoma's two nutbag Senators, decided not to meet with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and I have to say, I can appreciate this sort of candor.
Inhofe's spokesman explained that since the Senator has already decided to vote against the nomination, there's no reason to waste time on a sit-down discussion....That makes sense, as long as you assume that people and opinions don't change over time. Of course, this is the guy who continue to deny that global warming is a reality or that we can do anything about it, so his rigidity is hardly surprising.
"If you voted against anyone on the circuit [court], I have never been able to see how you turn around when the bar is actually higher and support it at a higher level," Inhofe said, according to the Tulsa World.
I don't get why an unwillingness to reconsider one's positions is considered a good thing, especially in an elected official.