You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Congressman Hoekstra takes heat from blogosphere for Twitter updates in Iraq [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 10:33 AM
Original message
Congressman Hoekstra takes heat from blogosphere for Twitter updates in Iraq
Advertisements [?]
Source: MLive

Rep. Pete Hoekstra this weekend provided the blogosphere with two ingredients it could stir up trouble with -- Twitter and the chance to beat up on a politician.

The Congressional Quarterly reported Friday the Holland Republican (twitter.com/petehoekstra) had breached security by Twittering about his delegation arrival and movements in Iraq.

Hoekstra spokesman Dave Yonkman told The Grand Rapids Press that the eight-term congressman would never put himself or anyone at risk.

"We never agreed to anything as far as not discussing it (beforehand) or during," Yonkman said. "Congressman Hoekstra believes in giving people in West Michigan as much information as possible."

This isn't the first time Hoekstra grabbed attention for his Tweets. He shared his thoughts in real-time via Twitter DURING a closed-door meeting with President Obama.

Read more: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/0...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC