Political notebook: Cole's interesting visitor
BY RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
Sunday, August 19, 2012
8/19/12 at 3:11 AM
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A day before presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced his running mate, 4th District Congressman Tom Cole told some reporters about the time a ringer showed up at one of his town hall meetings.
Cole had just finished talking to a roomful of constituents in far southern Oklahoma when a rather scruffy-looking character with a ball cap pulled low over his face sidled up to him.
"Gee, Tom, why didn't you call on me?" asked a familiar if unexpected voice.
It was Rep. Paul Ryan, who was in town visiting his in-laws and taking in some of the outdoor activities he's said to favor.
Inhofe talks to State Chamber: U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is scheduled to speak to the State Chamber of Commerce at a breakfast Monday in the Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa.
Economist speaks: Economist Carlton Buford will present a talk entitled "World War III: America Has Lost the Battle, Will It Win the War?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Tulsa Central Library's Aaronson Auditorium. The event is sponsored by MoveOn.org.
Creek County Democrats: Bristow Teacher of the Year Anita Pickens will be the featured speaker at the Creek County Democratic Party meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Joseph's, 13820 Oklahoma 16, Drumright. Call Stan Johnson at 918-227-1586 or Willene Wright at 918-224-1839 for information.