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Pete Hoekstra: Still a Meme, and Don't Forget It


This will never get old. NEVER.

Channeling, ABC News has a list of the "Top 10 Twitter Faux Pas" (Twitterversies? Twandals? Twistakes?). The list is inspired by Governor Schwarzenegger's knife-appreciation moment, the video of which was posted to Twitter two days ago:

While the state wrestles with a $26 billion deficit, the celebrity turned Republican governor posted the video as a thank-you to constituents for their ideas on how to pay down the massive deficit, particularly one suggestion to autograph and then auction off state-owned cars.

"Hey guys, I just want to say thanks very much for all the great ideas you're giving me," he said. "You come up with great ideas. Why not just sign the cars since you're a celebrity governor? Sign the cars and sell it for more money….That's exactly what we're going to do."

In addition to Ahnuld, the list spotlights Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, fined $25,000 by the NBA for twittering complaints about referees; Alice Hoffman, publicly shamed after she twittered attacks on a reviewer who didn't like her new novel; and Pete Hoekstra, who tweeted possibly sensitive information about a trip through the Green Zone in Baghdad.

A decent list, but how could ABC possibly have forgotten Hoekstra's other Twitter error, comparing House Republicans to twittering Iranian revolutionaries?