A flurry of additional media covering PeteHoekstra.com this morning, including an article in The Grand Rapids Press.
In the article written by Jim Harger, Hoekstra spokesman John Truscott said the PeteHoekstra.com domain name had been held for years by a Dutch soccer star who did not use it. “While Hoekstra’s campaign has reserved several domain names, it was unable to get all of them”, Truscott said.
Here are the FACTS:
According to GoDaddy.com, we reserved the domain on December 30, 2009.
Had Mr. Hoekstra’s campaign truly been “trying to get (PeteHoekstra.com) for years,” as Harger cites John Truscott as saying, they could have gone to GoDaddy and bought it for $10 at any point in time prior to 12/30/09.
To be clear, they absolutely did not try to reserve it — that is a grossly inaccurate statement.
According to the article, Truscott claims the campaign had checked to see if it was available “just weeks ago”.
They didn’t check.
It was available.
Sounds awfully like a cover-up to us!
And it seems appropriate at this time to quote our 2nd President, John Adams:
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”