If you will recall, the first round of their schoolyard squabble, on the occasion of Inhofe’s filibustering of Gore’s attempts to answer his questions, ended with a crushing uppercut by Boxer:

Committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) finally intervened. "Would you agree to let the Vice President answer your questions?" Inhofe said Gore could respond when he was done talking, but Boxer wouldn’t have it: "No, that isn’t the rule. You’re not making the rules. You used to when you did this. Elections have consequences. So I make the rules." The hearing audience applauded loudly.

Politico has the details of the next round. This time, Boxer taps out and its Senator Mikulski that delivers the TKO, capping an Inhofe rant with:

"It’s more than the icecaps that are facing meltdown," begins Mikulski…

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Snap. Could it be that Inhofe is worrying about the title fight?

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