Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) is now jumping upon the the Northwest Airlines attack — and using it to raise money for his gubernatorial campaign, the Grand Rapids Press reports.
In the letter, Hoekstra denounces the Obama administration on a whole range of national security issues — ranging from Flight 253 itself to Guantanamo Bay, investigation of the interrogation techniques used during the Bush administration, and what Hoekstra calls Obama policies that “impress the ‘Blame America First’ crowd at home and his thousands of fans overseas.”By contrast, Hoekstra promises to stand up for Michigan. And he asks for your financial help to do it:
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!
My promise to you, as your governor, my first duty and most solemn responsibility is to keep Michigan safe!
For almost a decade I have been a leader on National Security and at the forefront of the war on terror. I understand the real and continuing threat radical jihadists pose to our great state of Michigan and our great Nation.
I have pledged that I will do “everything possible” to prevent these terrorists from coming to Michigan.
But I need your help.
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.
(Special thanks to TPM Reader BL.)