By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
While other politicians are battling hurricanes and tackling deficits, Cory Booker is videotaping himself baking sweet potatoes and waxing philosophical concerning a strong bout of homophobia as a younger man. Yeah… it’s weird. You know how they say it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere? Well, it’s always amatuer hour at Newark City Hall ever since Cory Booker dethroned Sharpe James.
Booker is still a bit inexperienced on the national stage, but unfortunately for him, wisdom doesn’t always accompany age.
Not to be outdone, the 89-year old Frank Lautenberg suggested yesterday that the man who is trying to replace him in the U.S. Senate deserved a “spanking” for how Booker’s conducted the shadow campaign to unseat him.
Hmmm… who knew the Laut had a kinky bone in his body?
Of course, it’s far too easy and irresistibly tempting for a blogger like yours truly to make light of this spectacle. A U.S. Senate race should be serious business, and despite the fact that they don’t do real work anymore like pass budgets, I’d still like to see a serious person representing my interests in Washington, D.C.
So when are Mayor Booker and Senator Lautenberg going to start conducting themselves in a serious manner? Seriously!
Unsolicited advice from across the aisle: Booker needs to shut up and formally announce his candidacy. Quit the politeness pretense and go for it… you’re not fooling anyone, and in the process, pissing off a lot of people. Frank really shouldn’t run again at all (he’d be 90-years old next January, for God’s sake), but whatever his ultimate decision might be, his party and the voters deserve to know sooner rather than later. Uncertaintly is a catalyst for bad behavior. We’re seeing plenty of that right now from both camps, and it’s dumbing down what should be a very important process during a critical juncture in American history.
Wise up, chumps. I’m not voting for either of you in the general election, but given the condition of the GOP’s bench here in New Jersey, I’ll likely have to accept one of you as my Senator in January 2015. Start acting like you’re worthy of the privilege.