I read with great interest that Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe has warmed up to his Democratic colleagues. What precipitated this unlikely melting of partisan boundaries was an outpouring of support after his son’s fatal plane crash on Nov. 10.
As the conservative senator commented: “I seem to have gotten more — well at least as many, maybe more — communications from some of my Democrat friends. And I’m a pretty partisan Republican. And so something like this happens and all of a sudden the old barriers that were there — the old differences, those things that keep us apart — just disappear.”