The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

22 May 2003

Silencing Cal

Senator Cal Hobson, who presides over the upper house in the Oklahoma legislature, has come under fire for an item in his regular column in the Purcell Register, in which he comes off as embarrassingly star-struck. The star in question is Danny Glover, who has been coming up with some really preposterous statements of his own of late.

The state GOP has called on Hobson to apologize for sucking up to Glover, a notion flogged by Cam Edwards on his morning show today, further evidence that the smaller the teapot, the bigger the tempest.

Does Cal Hobson owe me an explanation? Yes. He owes me an explanation of why the state's been on this spending spree for the past few years, and how we got into this half-billion dollar hole, and why the legislature was even thinking about adjourning a week early this year. As for what he thinks about Danny Glover — geez, aren't we getting too old for this shit?

Posted at 7:20 AM to Soonerland


If I could ever get him to come on the show (521-5553 for his office), I'd be happy to ask him those questions.

Right after I quiz him about his favorite Danny Glover movie. :)

Posted by: Cam at 10:47 AM on 22 May 2003

If he can name one outside the Lethal Weapon series, I'll be impressed.

Posted by: CGHill at 11:14 AM on 22 May 2003

If he names "The Royal Tenebaums" I will buy him dinner.

Posted by: Chris at 12:18 PM on 22 May 2003

Dagnabit, I spelled that wrong. Tenenbaums

Posted by: Chris at 12:19 PM on 22 May 2003

Mine is Lonesome Dove, which isn't exactly a movie, but...

I did enjoy the first couple of Lethal Weapon movies, but the subsequent films stimulated my "enough already" reflex.

Posted by: McGehee at 1:29 PM on 22 May 2003