James Inhofe on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator (OK)
Question topic: Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
Inhofe: Strongly Agree.
INHOFE: He had a lot more training than me. My other son and I are not quite as meticulous as Perry has always been about flying by the numbers, doing everything right. He was 100%.
Q: When you go through this kind of personal loss, you recognize that you've got some support around you. Talk a little bit about that.
INHOFE: I have gotten at least as many communications from some of my Democrat friends. And so something like this happens, and all of a sudden, the old barriers that were there, the old differences, those things that keep us apart just disappear.
Announcer: For climate change activists, James Mountain Inhofe is an inconvenient truth. The "M." stands for Mountain. His name is James Mountain Inhofe and what a mighty unyielding alp he is. All others are just foothills.
Rachel: His middle name is ACTUALLY Mountain?
Kent: For real. Mountain. James Mountain Inhofe.
Rachel: Did he really suggest that the Weather Channel was trying to boost its ratings?
Kent: He said they'd like that.
When they asked me what I thought about the clip, "I've really grown to like that gal. She thinks she's saying such hateful things about me, but they're all true-- including the Mountain part. Mountain is my mother's maiden name. If I'm indeed a 'mountain of indignation' for global warming activists, as Rachel claimed, it's only because I was a vehicle for the truth and that was an insurmountable obstacle for them.
"When I came to work in the US Senate, 40 years ago this January, I quickly learned that there are 2 kinds of Senators-- workhorses and show horses.
I have watched over the years the Senators who never met a microphone they didn't try to get in front of. Then I have watched the Senators who work quietly on matters vital to the nation but who get very little coverage for doing so.
One of the workhorse Senators is James M. Inhofe (R-OK). His is hardly a household name outside his own state, where he wins by landslide margins. In the Senate he doggedly works on various pieces of non-sexy legislation."
"In the past month, many Senators have asked me about my judicial philosophy. It is simple: fidelity to the law. The task of a judge is not to make the law--it is to apply the law. And it is clear, I believe, that my record in two courts reflects my rigorous commitment to interpreting the Constitution according to its terms; interpreting statutes according to their terms and Congress's intent; and hewing faithfully to precedents established by the Supreme Court and my Circuit Court. In each case I have heard, I have applied the law to the facts at hand."
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