… And Here Comes the Outrage

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Monday, December 28, 2009 at 2:51 pm

When I asked earlier today where the outrage was from Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) over the fact that his worst nightmare — the imprisonment of terrorists in civilian Michigan prisons — had come to pass with the detention of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, I had no idea that he’d send out a fundraising email for his gubernatorial campaign based on his myopia. It’s such a cartoon it might as well have come with anime drawings of dragons and robots in the margins. For instance:

Shockingly, yesterday morning, Barack Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary went on TV and said “the system worked”!

Emphasis in the original. And, sadly, no, that’s not what Janet Napolitano actually said. But moving along!

They just don’t get it. The system didn’t “work” here. Far from it! It is insulting that The Obama administration would make such a claim, but then again, these are the same weak-kneed liberals who have recently tried to bring Guantanamo Bay terrorists right here to Michigan! … I have pledged that I will do “everything possible” to prevent these terrorists from coming to Michigan.

Hey congressman! The guy who tried to blow up Northwest Flight 253? He is in prison — right there in Michigan! He has been! For days! Has Michigan exploded yet? No? Well, what might that mean for your contention? You know, the one that you’re asking supporters to fund?

If you agree that we need a Governor who will stand up the Obama/Pelosi efforts to weaken our security please make a most generous contribution of $25, $50, $100 or even $250 to my campaign.

He might even use it to purchase a clue.

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chrisjay
Comment posted December 28, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

Republican are the biggest pussies


monkey99
Comment posted December 28, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

One wonders why crybaby Cheney hasn't chimed in with ridiculous claims yet.


wynterz
Comment posted December 28, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

I read the transcripts. The statements were in response to questioning on the system before he got on the plane, not the system after.

Perhaps she should have answered the question that was asked instead of the question she hoped they asked.


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chrisjay
Comment posted December 28, 2009 @ 7:58 pm

Republicans are the biggest pussies


monkey99
Comment posted December 28, 2009 @ 8:49 pm

One wonders why crybaby Cheney hasn't chimed in with ridiculous claims yet.


wynterz
Comment posted December 28, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

I read the transcripts. The statements were in response to questioning on the system before he got on the plane, not the system after.

Perhaps she should have answered the question that was asked instead of the question she hoped they asked.


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