Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) Shows How To Use Social Media

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by mkrishnan, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Sadly, this gentleman will represent me in Michigan... sigh. :rolleyes:

    Oh, wait, snap, only part of the Grand Rapids area is in his district... he's not my representative after all. Sweeet! :D

    (Hoekstra, reviewing his biography, came into power in the district that does represent my hometown, the year I left to start undergrad at the University of Michigan... but by then I was voting in Ann Arbor. He cut his teeth as part of the Contract With America push.)

    http://politicalhumor.about.com/b/2009/06/18/twitter-users-mercilessly-heckle-rep-pete-hoekstra.htm

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10268452-36.html

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/06/twitter-users-heckle-hoekstra-en-masse.php

    And best yet, from the creator of icanhascheezburger....

    http://hoekstraisameme.com/

     
  2. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

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    Heh. I guess it's not news that Republicans lack a sense of proportion, but it still causes the eyes to roll.

    Those conservatives...their struggle is so great. ;)
     
  3. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    It turns out my Representative-to-be is a Republican also, but at least he (1) has a PhD in physics, (2) is a moderate with a very high vote attendance rate (something like 2% missed votes in the past 15 years), and (3) is a major education proponent. So he seems not half bad.

    Haven't looked him up on Twitter yet, though. :D
     

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