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Boxer Dons OU Jersey to Thank Inhofe
Published: 9/21/2011 10:06 AM
Last Modified: 9/21/2011 10:20 AM
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-- U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who heads a key
committee on transportation, donned a University of Oklahoma jersey
Wednesday to thank Sen. Jim Inhofe for his role in getting a recent
highway extension bill approved.
"Of course, the ranking member was just remarkable,'' said Boxer, who
had to assure the Oklahoma Republican her surprise had nothing to do
with global warming.
"I even watched the game,'' she said, referring to Saturday's 23-13 Sooner victory over Florida State.
Other Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works did not
miss a beat after Boxer opened up her jacket to reveal her Sooner jersey
with its No. 1.
"Madam Chair, the problem is you just lost Alabama and LSU members,'' Sen. David Vitter, R-La., quipped.
Boxer and Inhofe, who clash over top environmental issues such as global
warming -- she accepts it; he calls it a hoax -- but the pair have a
history of working together on infrastructure measures such as the