Rep. Hoekstra Twitter controversy

Rep. Hoekstra Twitter controversy

There are 60 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Feb 8, 2009, titled Rep. Hoekstra Twitter controversy. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Congressional Quarterly reported that Congressman Hoekstra gave away key information normally kept secret during his recent trip to Iraq when he posted it in real time on Twitter.

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yaaaaaa

Holland, MI

#1 Feb 8, 2009
you can tell hes a dutchmen ,cant keep his mouth shut
yaaaaaa

Holland, MI

#2 Feb 8, 2009
can tell he is a dutchmen cant keep his mouth shut
Becky

Canton, MI

#3 Feb 8, 2009
I know what you are thinking - so, I will just say it.

The Hoeks-ter twitters - while Michigan burns.
clia toris

Denver, CO

#4 Feb 8, 2009
I always knew Hoekstra was a twitterer.
Becky

Canton, MI

#5 Feb 8, 2009
oop...Sorry.

I see GR Thomas beat me to it - on another forum.
Peter Gozynia - Lansing

Byron Center, MI

#6 Feb 8, 2009
Guess he uses Twitter...because he is such a TWIT!
Heaven help us if he runs for Governor...only out for himself.

Since: Dec 08

United States

#7 Feb 8, 2009
The congressman is a good man. I don't believe he did anything wrong. I hope the news media don't try to destroy this man.
What Next

Oscoda, MI

#8 Feb 8, 2009
yaaaaaa wrote:
can tell he is a dutchmen cant keep his mouth shut
They repeat themselves to;-) LOL!
DJL

United States

#9 Feb 8, 2009
yaaaaaa wrote:
you can tell hes a dutchmen ,cant keep his mouth shut
We can tell you are a complete idiot by what you post.

You just wish you were Dutch instead of stupid.
DJL

United States

#10 Feb 8, 2009
Larry of Hastings wrote:
The congressman is a good man. I don't believe he did anything wrong. I hope the news media don't try to destroy this man.
Larry, we all know by now that the liberal news is trying to destroy anyone that is a conservative.
They will do everything in their power to make this a socialistic country.
Bunch of jerks, that's what they are.
Only true news is on FOX.
Mouse

Chicago, IL

#11 Feb 8, 2009
TWIT!!!

What the Hell was he thinking? Number 1 rule when in enemy territory, DO NOT GIVE AWAY YOUR LOCATION.

Maybe next time Bin Laden will take him out.
Vander

United States

#12 Feb 8, 2009
DJL wrote:
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Larry, we all know by now that the liberal news is trying to destroy anyone that is a conservative.
They will do everything in their power to make this a socialistic country.
Bunch of jerks, that's what they are.
Only true news is on FOX.
The problem is that Pete Hoekstra is NOT a conservative. He voted for the massive bank bailout, and he lied and broke his pledge to limit his own terms. He has become everything he ran against - a creature of Washington feeding at the public trough. He is a disgrace to conservatism.

Since: Dec 08

United States

#13 Feb 8, 2009
DJL wrote:
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Larry, we all know by now that the liberal news is trying to destroy anyone that is a conservative.
They will do everything in their power to make this a socialistic country.
Bunch of jerks, that's what they are.
Only true news is on FOX.
The liberals are shooting them down one by one. This is only the beginning.
Been there

United States

#14 Feb 8, 2009
Congressman Hoekstra has a problem, he doesn't know what he wants to do or what he wants to be. His website clearly states that he won't respond to anything that doesn't have to do with his district, but he will immediately jump into issues that have nothing to do with his district's issues. The congressman is rapidly becoming exactly what he railed against in his initial campaigns.

Pete should stay home and work on the following issues within his district
1. Jobs.
2. Infrastructure deterioration (bridges, roads, sandbars and public safety.
3. The homeless situation (where do you think families from foreclosed homes are going?).
4. Education (there are at least two school districts within his district on the verge of bankruptcy).

Pete lost this Hollander's vote in the last election.

By the way Pete, the next time a youngster says hello as you walk to your booth at East Town Russ', you should at least acknowledge her. You lost her vote too.
Becky

Canton, MI

#15 Feb 8, 2009
DJL wrote:
<quoted text>
Larry, we all know by now that the liberal news is trying to destroy anyone that is a conservative.
They will do everything in their power to make this a socialistic country.
Bunch of jerks, that's what they are.
Only true news is on FOX.
Sarah,
When are you going to stop posing for the media elite and govern Alaska? Your party is begging you - shut up. What are you now - the hockey grandma?
Becky

Canton, MI

#16 Feb 8, 2009
Mouse wrote:
TWIT!!!
What the Hell was he thinking? Number 1 rule when in enemy territory, DO NOT GIVE AWAY YOUR LOCATION.
Maybe next time Bin Laden will take him out.
He twitters - when he's not on FaceBook or his MySpace page. It gives him something to do.
Sandy

Lovington, NM

#18 Feb 8, 2009
Been there wrote:
Congressman Hoekstra has a problem, he doesn't know what he wants to do or what he wants to be. His website clearly states that he won't respond to anything that doesn't have to do with his district, but he will immediately jump into issues that have nothing to do with his district's issues. The congressman is rapidly becoming exactly what he railed against in his initial campaigns.
Pete should stay home and work on the following issues within his district
1. Jobs.
2. Infrastructure deterioration (bridges, roads, sandbars and public safety.
3. The homeless situation (where do you think families from foreclosed homes are going?).
4. Education (there are at least two school districts within his district on the verge of bankruptcy).
Pete lost this Hollander's vote in the last election.
By the way Pete, the next time a youngster says hello as you walk to your booth at East Town Russ', you should at least acknowledge her. You lost her vote too.
Must have been GR Pete that didn't acknowledge the young person since Russ' doesn't have an Easttown location. Sorry for your confusion. Are we letting ALL ages vote now?? Is that how the Repubs lost the election....they thought they only had to talk to adults over 18! Amazing!
Pissed

United States

#19 Feb 8, 2009
Another corrupt-o-crat that should resign!!!!!
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Oscoda, MI

#20 Feb 8, 2009
Sandy wrote:
<quoted text>Must have been GR Pete that didn't acknowledge the young person since Russ' doesn't have an Easttown location. Sorry for your confusion. Are we letting ALL ages vote now?? Is that how the Repubs lost the election....they thought they only had to talk to adults over 18! Amazing!
It couln't have been GR Pete. Russ's only lets Republicans in with white hair;-) LOL!
Semper Fi

Deerfield, IL

#21 Feb 8, 2009
"Two term Pete" is literally all thumbs on this one. Loose lips sink ships.

A big mouth in an active war zone is treason...nothing less. Censure him.

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