KEY WEST, FLORIDA
Key West is engaged in mandatory evacuation from Hurricane Irma, and Puerto Rico, home to three million four hundred eleven thousand souls, is experiencing significant power outages, as Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, barrels her way straight toward the Sunshine State.
Oklahoma’s senior senator, James Mountain Inhofe, is 82. He’s the author of the 2012 best seller, The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.
In 2002, Inhofe compared then EPA Administrator Carol Browner to Tokyo Rose, and the EPA to a "Gestapo bureaucracy” (https://archive.is/20110505010803/http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?no=subj&articleid=021130_To_a1_criti&archive=yes#selection-617.0-703.167).
Oklahoma is in the heart of the Bible Belt, so associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones wasn't surprised to see Inhofe, earlier this evening, in Key West, howling at the wind.
“Senator, what are you doing here, in harm’s way?” Jones asked, in her most demure fashion.
“Johanna, just as I said in 2012, 'God's still up there [and the] 'arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.’”
“So I’m here in Key West, inspired by 1 Kings 19:12, where God spoke to Elijah in a sound of sheer silence, after the Lord God had produced a great wind.”
“Now this here Irma,” Inhofe continued, "is producing a great wind, but because God is still up there, I know full well that He will not do anything to harm my close personal friend Rick Scott, the Republican governor of Florida, or my even closer personal friend, Marco Rubio, the junior senator from the Sunshine State.”
“So I’ve been howling at Irma’s wind, and I am eagerly awaiting that small silence that the Lord God brought to Elijah.”
Jones, a very sensible woman, advised Inhofe to take shelter, but he’s still there, watching, waiting, and listening.