They did, and he did propose that silliness.
Time has gone by and a lot has happened over the years. We have lost voices such as Mark Shannon and most recently, the legendary Mike McCarville; both of whom would have been all over the fact that our state budget is messed up and the only solution really presented thus far has been to increase taxes and fees statewide. While there is still a much more faint voice or two on the talk radio airwaves in Oklahoma, they are hardly strong enough to create real change and stop the flood of silliness. Hell, some of the voices helped get the idiots we're dealing with in the legislature get elected in the first place.
Silliness is the attitude of the day and until something changes in the media, we in Oklahoma are stuck with it. Sure, there have been a few moments wherein folks like Kirby and Ralph Shortey are in the spotlight for their antics, but they are a rarity in the comedy of errors that has become our media delivery mechanisms.
Of course, it's just my opinion and I could be wrong...but I seriously doubt it.
Ron "Gorilla" Black