If Romney had said it, the liberal blogosphere would be hooting and howling, me included.
Her mother and I watched her jump around after the ball, hooting with every team basket.
People took to the darkened streets for the first time in weeks, honking horns and hooting.
He listened intently as he went, but there was no sound in the gloomy grove save the hooting of an owl.
"I'd like to shoot that owl," he told himself, as the hooting continued.
And as they went, ranks of the defenders rose and raced after them, hooting and calling as if on some holiday hunt.
I gave Smith instructions to stay where he was unless he heard the hooting of an owl.
On reaching Pitt Street, he beheld the hooting, yelling crowd coming straight towards him.
The hooting of an owl about a house was considered a sign of ill luck, if not of death.
Outside, owls were hooting a continual dismal concert of "twoo-hoo-hoo!"
"to call or shout in disapproval or scorn," c.1600, probably related to or from huten, "to shout, call out" (c.1200), probably ultimately imitative. First used of bird cries, especially that of the owl, mid-15c. Related: Hooted; hooting. As a noun from mid-15c. Meaning "a laugh, something funny" is first recorded 1942. Slang sense of "smallest amount or particle" (The hoot you don't give when you don't care) is from 1891.
"A dod blasted ole fool!" answered the captain, who, till now, had been merely an amused on-looker. "Ye know all this rumpus wont do nobuddy a hoot o' good--not a hoot." ["Alonge Traverse Shores," Traverse City, Michigan, 1891]Hooter in the same sense is from 1839.
HOOTER. Probably a corruption of iota. Common in New York in such phrases as "I don't care a hooter for him." "This note ain't worth a hooter." [John Russell Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1877]