“What did people want me to do?" Mullin asked. "If I didn’t do that, people in Oklahoma would be pretty upset at me. I’m supposed to represent Oklahoma values.”
“Well, we looked into the rules, and you know, you used to be able to cane,” Mullin said, referring to the infamous 1856 caning of Republican senator Charles Sumner, Mass., over Sumner's anti-slavery views.
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Here in Oklahoma, they make a big deal out of the catchphrase "The Oklahoma Standard". The local media make frequent use of the term after every disaster like a tornado or a Federal Building bombing. The term references how Okies supposedly pitch in to help after such tragic events. How Okies go above and beyond the norm showing more concern and commitment than the godless liberal "others". A demonstration of their moral superiority to lazy and dishonorable folks living in "other" States. How "Special" the Okies are!
In this case, Mullin is only following The Oklahoma Standard.
Oklahoma ranks number one in domestic violence. Lots and lots of wife beating in these parts!
Oklahoma ranks number one in the percentage of incarcerated men and women within the State prison system. Sinners must pay!
Number one in unlicensed and uninsured motorists driving on the roads. Nobody tells an Okie "what to do"!
Crazy, ignorant, violent arseholes. That's the Oklahoma Standard! And they're proud of it!