Friday, January 14, 2005

Coburn ready to take on Congress—again: "Tom Coburn is ready for the Senate, but is the Senate ready for him?

"The former congressman who single-handedly derailed the appropriations process in the House in 1999 kept his pledge to serve only three terms and, in 2001, retired to his obstetrics practice in Muskogee, Okla. He then wrote a book about how Washington turns good people into bad career politicians, but he has returned to the Capitol—only this time as a senator.

"'Get ready, Senate,' says former Rep. J.C. Watts, who like Mr. Coburn was an Oklahoma Republican elected as part of the Republican class of 1994.

"'I do believe his only special interest is the United States of America. But let me tell you, he will make the Senate an even more interesting body,' Mr. Watts said."

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