Read: The Senate-stalling Republican no one hatesThe monomania made Coburn famously unclubbable, even in the supposedly collegial Senate, even among his fellow Republicans.
He kept doing it, on weekends home, after he was elected to the House of Representatives and later the Senate.
Such an officeholder is less likely to serve parochial interests—and thereby, endless reelection—at the expense of the national interest.
Read: The great earmark ban warsCoburn redoubled his unpopularity with colleagues by becoming a master of legislative procedure.
After he was elected to the Senate, he kept a copy of Riddick’s Senate Procedure, a book of government rules, on his nightstand.

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