We cats were hoping that the Congressman from the Second District of New York would run into the senior Senator from Oklahoma in the halls of the Capitol today.
And punch him in the mouth.
That's because we saw the ever-creepy James Inhofe tell Chris Jansing on MSNBC that federal disaster aid to his tornado-ravaged state would be "totally different" from the Superstorm Sandy bill he voted against in January. Totally different!
If Peter King was watching, he must have blown a gasket, because we're not sure Congressman King's blood pressure has gone down since his colleagues took that despicable Sandy vote. (And kudos to Jansing for asking the question, by the way. Inhofe shouldn't be able to give a single tornado-related interview without having Sandy flung in his face.)
King calmed himself enough to give a gracious statement to the press today. "I don’t want to hold the people of Oklahoma responsible for what elected officials are saying," he said. Take that, Senator.
If it's any consolation to King, we cats think that what goes around may be coming around. The all-Republican Oklahoma Congressional delegation is split on whether any aid to their suffering state should be offset by spending cuts elsewhere.
Since the GOP budget hawks did not prevail in offsets for Sandy, Oklahomans could reasonably ask why their aid should be similarly held hostage (and possibly delayed).
This isn't a mere cat fight. It's more of a rumble. We cats PURR.