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Jim Inhofe

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U.S. Senator

The Resume

    (November 17, 1934- )
    Born in Des Moines, Iowa
    Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma (1977-84)
    US Representative from Oklahoma (1987-94)
    US Senator from Oklahoma (1994- )

Why he might be annoying:

    He said he was 'outraged by the outrage' over the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.
    He criticized the Red Cross as 'bleeding hearts.'
    He was one of only nine Senators to vote against the McCain Detainee Amendment banning torture of people in US government custody.
    He said the US should support Israel because God gave the land to Abraham, saying, 'This is not a political battle at all. It is a contest over whether or not the word of God is true.'
    He said the 9/11 attacks were divine retribution for the US failing to support Israel sufficiently.
    He called the Environmental Protection Agency a 'Gestapo bureaucracy.'
    He claimed that global warming is a hoax, adding, 'We all know the Weather Channel would like to have people afraid all the time.'
    He has received more campaign donations from the oil and gas industries than all but one Senator in the 110th Congress.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He has been married to Kay Kirkpatrick for more than 40 years.
    As a Representative, he led a successful effort to reform rules that the House leadership had used to bottle bills up in committee.
    Despite his comments about the EPA, he opposed a Bush administration proposal to slash $100 million from the agency's science programs.
    He received a 'Friends of the Taxpayer' award from the National Taxpayers Association.

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 31 Votes: 25.81% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 35 Votes: 48.57% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 52 Votes: 48.08% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 36 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 244 Votes: 56.97% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 116 Votes: 50.86% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 88 Votes: 42.05% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 381 Votes: 50.39% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 1603 Votes: 46.16% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 8246 Votes: 42.41% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 318 Votes: 47.17% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 990 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 1162 Votes: 70.31% Annoying