Will Terry Moran Ask About "the dumbest term … you could use"?
While it’s not clear if Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) will continue his efforts to cash in on terrorism when he appears tomorrow on ABC’s This Week, there is no doubt that he will continue to politicize the attempted terrorist attack that took place on Christmas day.
The only question is, will Terry Moran, guest-hosting for George Stephanopoulos, allow Hoekstra to peddle the GOP talking points or will he challenge the spin? In light of the attacks by Dick Cheney and other Republicans about the President not using the phrase, “war on terror,” will Moran remind Hoekstra that in 2008, he said:
… the phrase ”war on terror” was the “dumbest term…you could use”.
If Hoekstra repeats the charge that:
… the U.S. needs to be more forward-leaning in its approach to terrorism and put into place the latest technology for dealing with it.
… will Moran point out that Hoekstra, along with his fellow-Republicans, voted against:
… more than $4 billion for “screening operations,” including $1.1 billion in funding for explosives detection systems, including $778 million for buying and installing the systems.
And finally, when Hoekstra bemoans the Obama administration’s “slow response” to the near-tragedy in Detroit, will Moran ask him if he had a similar reaction in 2001, in the wake of the nearly identical attempt to bring down an airliner.
Or will it be an hour of fair and balanced demagoguery?