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IT IS NOT clear, but this is apparently the radical “ethics reform” the Democrats had in mind after winning in 2006 and promising to sweep away the “culture of corruption.” Coburn’s conception of ethics reform is a little different: that senators actually take their oaths seriously.
One of the ironies of history is that the politicians most well-remembered by it are the least political ones. Ted Stevens got an airport named after him for delivering pork to his state; he may also lose that honor for the same.
Whatever is named after Coburn is likely to be more secure. If there is ever a Tom Coburn Airport, it will be because he didn’t bring home the bacon.