Inhofe: There aren’t any ‘normal people’ in Washington.

During the 2008 campaign, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin famously remarked that “small towns” represent “the real America” where people are “pro-America.” Last month, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) suggested that “ people” are not “real people.” Following in their footsteps, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) told a local radio station in Oklahoma today that he looks forward to getting back to the state because there aren’t any “normal people” in Washington:

INHOFE: Well I was in town last week there, in Okmulgee, and I’ll be back this weekend to Oklahoma and look forward to visiting with the normal people that I find in Oklahoma because there aren’t any here in Washington.

Listen here:


While Washigton’s median income is slightly higher than the national average, the city has one of the highest poverty rates in the country and is quite diverse. Maybe Inhofe should get off C Street and explore all the “normal” parts of the city.