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September 21, 2011

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Boxer Dons OU Jersey to Thank Inhofe

Tulsa World

By JIM MYERS World Washington Bureau


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WASHINGTON -- 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 transportation bills. 


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