(Mike Allen)

If you didn’t know how controversial a tag agent decision can be in Oklahoma, last week gave you quite the chance to get up to speed.

First, an article on this website revealed new details about the behind-the-scenes negotiations over a pair of tag agent bills in 2018 and 2019. In the words of Rep. Terry O’Donnell (R-Catoosa), the whole thing is quite the “weird political misadventure.”

O’Donnell and his wife were indicted by an Oklahoma County grand jury in December — you’ll want to read up on the saga yourself — and that grand jury concluded its work last Thursday, issuing a 65-page report about the tag agency situation and the Pardon and Parole Board. I found the whole thing fascinating, and some of the state’s most powerful politicians are tied up in the two issues.

But if the Oklahoma Tax Commission is looking for someone to replace Teresa O’Donnell as tag agent in Catoosa, maybe the town’s most famous resident should apply. What’s the worst that could happen? And if the famous Blue Whale of Catoosa doesn’t do a good enough job, it could send the Tax Commission a retirement letter, contingent upon the state agency appointing the Tulsa Driller as its successor, of course.

If the whale statue performs efficiently, however, think of all the possibilities. The city of Edmond has little statues all over its downtown, and what about the centennial buffalos? I say it’s beyond time to run government like an art show.

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It’s a tough life being ‘The Patriot’
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‘Resistance is futile’: Beware of the Borg in election year
Oklahoma’s mysterious case of The Winchester Burger
Night owls want daylight saving time to be permanent
The power of bitcoin mining in Oklahoma
Does Holland have a snowball’s chance for the Senate?
David Holt rides wave of popularity to reelection
Oklahoma winter weather drifts in and out of our lives
Tom Brady retirement talk: Goodbye to the GOAT?
Urban OKC chickens ready to live their best lives
Oklahomans having the wrong type of Dry January
However you say it, omicron variant tests our resolve
In 2022, don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good
Tune up the air conditioning on Santa’s sleigh
Atoka Public Schools: ‘The leaders in southeast Oklahoma on esports’
Our precious: OU will haver a new football coach soon
Gaining function: Hunters fear of COVID-19 in deer
Infrastructure bill will fuel perpetual construction
Squeegee your third eye for the new congressional map
Zuckerberg’s Meta description previews new nightmare
‘Stop trying to figure out a way to retrofit the old jail’
Edmond voters say: Not in the backyard of my park
QuikTrip in OKC means delicious competition
Oklahomans sniffle through invasion of the allergens
Big bet: Restarting the conversation on sportsbook
Sick and tired of summer each September
Waiting for our old buddy, Personal Responsibility
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The delta variant is getting a little too trendy
Git along little dogies: It’s SEC or bust
California fires bring the hazy days of summer to OKC
Western lows: The unclear motivations of Western Heights board members
Despite housing prices, more mosquitoes moving in