Thursday, September 24, 2009

The James Inhofe Truthiness Squad

You know silly season is in full swing when Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe announces he'll be leading a "Truth Squad" to the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

The senior senator from Oklahoma is, of course, already famous for his declaration that global warming is "the greatest hoax every perpetrated on the American people." This will also not be his first foray into the international climate debate: in 2003, he conducted a similar fact-hiding mission to UN climate negotiations in Milan, Italy - a stunt that made him (in his own words) an "outcast" among the crowd of frighteningly rational conference attendees.

So if Inhofe's serious about undermining American credibility and climate change science, he's got to bring his A-team. Right? Let's see who's signed up (per Inhofe's own Web site):

Who else will be joining Inhofe on his European crusade? The senator is mum for now. “I’ll see who’s willing to come,” he says.
That would be politi-speak for, "I haven't found anyone whose detachment from reality is so severe as to make this a good idea in their mind."

Well James, we've got a few suggestions for you to get the ol' Truth Squad battle-ready:

Paris Hilton: Hotness expert
Bernie Madoff: Finance specialist
Kanye West: Diplomatic relations
Jack Abramoff: Ethics counsel
The Octomom: Population advisor
Rod Blagojevich: Trade expert
Joe "You Lie!" Wilson: Fact-checker

Have your own suggestions? Sound off in the comments section!

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