Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rep. Pete Hoekstra: Embarrassing Michigan since 1993

Pete Hoekstra is a meme.

It all started with a simple, foolish tweet. On June 17th, GOP Congressman Pete Hoekstra compared the life and death struggle of Iranians trying to get their message out via Twitter to the Republican Party’s tussle with Democrats.
Hoekstra's other Twitter Disaster
Rep. Hoekstra sent several Twitter updates during a recent tour of Iraq in violation of established security protocol.
Pentagon spokesman Navy Cdr. Darryn James said it is general Defense Department policy not to disclose details of congressional delegations until they reach their destination. The Pentagon now is reviewing whether it needs to communicate that policy differently in light of technologies like Twitter, he said.
The Congressional Quarterly report said, "Nobody expected, though, that a lawmaker with such an extensive national security background would be the first to break the silence. And in such a big way." Kyla King, The Grand Rapids Press


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