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Inhofe to Rolling Stone: Hey, I'm Earth Enemy No. 1

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Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe has a beef with Rolling Stone. The Senator is upset, not that he was included in our Climate Killers cover story, but that he wasn't named the Earth's top foe. "I should have been number one," he said in a radio interview. "I guess Buffett has a lot more money so he went first." [Rolling Stone should note that, strictly speaking, our package wasn't a ranking, although Warren Buffett does appear on the first page, while Inhofe rears his ugly mug a few pages later.] Nonetheless, Inhofe also took his pity party to the Tulsa World: "My first response was I should have been No. 1, not No. 7. I am serious about that," he said. "I have spent now literally years on this thing, and it has been a long, involved thing.'' Inhofe bravely admitted he'd never before heard this magazine. "I shouldn't say this, but I really didn't know anything about Rolling Stone," he said. "I'd never even heard of the magazine." Proving he deserved a spot on our list, the senator sounded a triumphal note on the bleak future of climate legislation in the Senate: "We have won. We ought to rejoice in this," he said. "We've avoided the largest tax increase in history that wouldn't have accomplished anything at all."

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