Senator Jim Inhofe has garnered some attention recently from the national press for his flying abilities as well as for his refusal to help the State Department diffuse a civil war in the Ivory Coast. Oddly, both stories were ignored by Fox News and almost completely ignored by the Tulsa World and the Daily Oklahoman. In keeping with its tradition, the Tulsa World noted that the national press was covering the story of the Senators dangerous landing on a closed airstrip in Texas but went no further.
One of the few journalists to cover the story at all has been the Atlantic's James Fallows whose stories here and here come as close as most Oklahomans will ever get to reading about what their U.S. Senator is doing to get attention for Oklahoma.