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Pete Hoekstra on Twitter – Ur Doin It Wrong

Posted by: Mike Pomranz | June 18, 2009 at 11:00AM


Yesterday, Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra sent this now infamous tweet into cyberspace:

"Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House."

In comparing the ongoing p0litical unrest and massive nationwide protests over the questionable elections in Iran (a nation now cut off from communication with the outside world) to basic governmental procedure in the U.S. Congress, Hoekstra unleashed a flurry of absurdly lopsided analogies from the Twitter community mocking his use of, as the brand spankin' new site Pete Hoekstra Is A Meme states, "grandiose exaggerations and comparisons."  (It should be noted that declaring Pete Hoekstra to be a meme less than 24 hours after his initial tweet is somewhat Hoekstraian on its own.  But we'll let them slide for now.)

Buzzfeed called out some of their favorites, of which I favored these three:

"Walked around a lot yesterday. Now I know what the Bataan Death March was like."

"Walked out onto Constitution Ave in D.C. and was almost hit by a taxi. Reminded me of Tienanmen Square."

And this absolute gem: "Sitting in a chair, feeling a good deal like Stephen Hawking."

So you get the deal.  Have you found any Hoekstra reactions you like?  Got any of your own?

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