Obama Calls Out Congressman at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

"Is it bad form to attend a ribbon cutting celebration when you voted against paying for the project? Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Michigan, sat smiling in the front row today as President Obama marked the groundbreaking of a new stimulus-funded project in Holland, Michigan.

"We are pleased to have in attendance with us today, and seated in the front row, Congressman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra, in attendance to show his support for a robust Recovery Act investment right here in Michigan," tweaked President Obama.

The President wasn’t alone in calling the congressman out. Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, told CNN, “I think it’s totally hypocritical. I mean you can’t vote no and then come and take the credit or celebrate on the other hand. This is good for Michigan. It’s good for Ottawa County. It’s good for Holland. It’s good for the people who would be hired here. It’s good for Michigan to get this federal investment.”—CNN

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    GOD, why don’t they ALWAYS do this!
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    I love it!
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    A good polite fuck-you always warms my heart.
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