Copenhagen antics with none other than Jim the Dim Inhofe. You remember who he is, right?
But Inhofe’s aides eventually rustled up a group of reporters, and the Oklahoman — wearing black snakeskin cowboy boots — held forth from the top of a flight of stairs in the conference media center.
I love that sentence: Snakeskin Cowboy Boots Guy “holds forth”. For some reason I found the juxtaposition of those words amusing.
A reporter asked: “If there’s a hoax, then who’s putting on this hoax, and what’s the motive?”
“It started in the United Nations,” Inhofe said, “and the ones in the United States who really grab ahold of this is the Hollywood elite.”
One reporter asked Inhofe if he was referring to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Another reporter — this one from Der Spiegel — told the senator: “You’re ridiculous.”
Ding! Give that reporter a cee-gar!
There is a prologue:
You know who Inhofe is. I know who Inhofe is. But…
After Inhofe left, some reporters were still a bit confused about what had happened and who he was.
“His name is Inhofe,” a German journalist told a Japanese reporter, “but I don’t know if it’s one or two f’s.”
Join the club. Many of us are often confused about what has just happened after he has spoken.
The difference here is, these journalists weren’t afraid to speak up and say something about him and to him.
Our News Dee Jays either ignore this kind of idiocy or encourage and perpetuate it.
And so it goes.
Main Entry: ri·dic·u·lous
Pronunciation: \rə-ˈdi-kyə-ləs\Function: adjectiveEtymology: Latin ridiculosus (from ridiculum jest, from neuter of ridiculus) or ridiculus, literally, laughable, from ridēre to laughDate: 1550synonyms see laughable