Alex Massie

Is Congressman Pete Hoekstra Alan Partridge in Disguise?

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The Michigan Republican is owed our thanks for producing what must be the most absurd reaction to the Iranian drama yet and, let it be said, a welcome moment of light relief. The other day he made the mistake of Twittering that "Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House." For real. This being the internets, it's no surprise that a blog was born gently chiding Mr Hoekstra. (As pictured)

People can be so cruel. But that's the intertubes for you. Doubtless readers will want to make their own suggestions, blending the mundane with the historic to produce something that, say, Alan Partridge would be proud of...

[Hat-tip: Democracy in America]

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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