If you read the blog or my twitter feed you know by now that I am a big Cory Booker guy. He has done a great job as Mayor of Newark, NJ by actually stepping out in the community and making a difference.
In an era where politicians like Sarah Palin will do anything to get the camera on themselves, Cory Booker provides a refreshing change of pace. In an era when candidates for the US Senate don’t know important things like the minimum wage, Cory Booker provides something different. In an era when phonies like Sarah Palin visit areas struck by disaster to pad their resumes, Cory Booker actually goes into and makes a difference in his community. While our Governor was at Disney World as the blizzard struck (the Lieutenant Governor is also out of town), Cory Booker was out shoveling peoples driveways.
A blizzard isn’t the only time you’ll see Cory Booker keeping the public informed via twitter. He routinely makes patrol trips at night with the Newark Police Department. Some may call this a publicity stunt ahead of possible runs for Governor or Senator but there is no camera following him around. I’ve been watching blizzard coverage on the news the last two days and have not heard one mention of Cory Booker.
Don’t get me wrong, I have no problems with Chris Christie going on vacation, I do have a problem with Lieutenant Governor being out of the state at the same time. This is the time first New Jersey has had a Lieutenant Governor but something like this makes me wonder why we created the new office if situations like this are still coming up?
There are some who are comparing Christie’s handling of this storm to that of New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay during the storm of February 1969.
Cory Booker’s twitter feed is a must read on an average day but when something like a blizzard strikes his community it becomes even more impressive. Mayor Booker has a great personality that he displayed on the national stage during his “feud” with Conan O’Brien.
New Jersey (and America) needs Cory Booker for Governor in 2013 or Senate in 2014.
Edit: NBC Nightly News reported on Cory Booker’s work tonight.
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