Category: Cory Booker
….put Cory Booker under a microscope like they have Governor Chris Christie and Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann.
Star Ledger sports columnist Steve Politi has a column this morning that is part of his ongoing campaign to take down Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann; Julie Hermann: It would be ‘great’ if The Star Ledger went out of business.
Politi has been trying to get Hermann fired since Rutgers hired her to turn around their Athletic Department last spring. Something about alleged bullying and sex discrimination at a previous job and lying about whether or not she talked to the parent of a Rutgers student who alleged he had been bullied.
This ‘letter to the editor’ from Murray Sabrin’s comms director is worth a read, Save Jerseyans… it very much encapsulates what we’ve been saying for years:
How special that The Star-Ledger has all the time in the world to grill Sen. Cory Booker on his NCAA men’s basketball tournament bracket picks and hold him accountable for his “gut thing” upset prediction of Stephen F. Austin over VCU. After all, didn’t New Jersey voters elect him to waste his time and their money this way?
Cory Booker (D-Twitter) participated in the Senate Democrats’ all-night climate change talkathon on Monday into Tuesday, Save Jerseyans, ’cause shoring up a treasured talking point based on shoddy science is clearly a higher priority than the fact that his adopted hometown (Newark, not Palo Alto) continues to suffer from rampant violence and unemployment.
We did, however, learn something exciting and new in the wee small hours of the morning:
Cory Almighty is a master of not just Twitter but the oceans, too.
Reigning as the King of Twitter isn’t all sunshine, rainbows, token gestures and A.A. Milne quotes, Save Jerseyans. Sometimes you need to throw down and let the Twitterverse know who’s boss. Especially when the heat of a brewing corruption scandal is melting away at the edges of your wintry fantasy world.
Cory Booker (D-Twitter) sure as hell didn’t get this from Winnie the Pooh:
Of course, the irony here is two-layered. Not only that Mr. Optimism lost it on a harmless Twitter troll, but also owing to the fact that you and I know he’s done nothing but “f-ing around” for his entire public career. His last contribution to humanity was beating Sharpe James. It’s been all treading water since…
As reported first here earlier today, Save Jerseyans, a bipartisan team comprised of state Senators Ron Rice (D-Essex) and Sam Thompson (R-Middlesex) are determined to get to the bottom of #WatershedGate and Cory Booker’s role in it.
We have a few more details after this morning’s press conference.
For starters, the pair authored a joint letter to the Bridgegate SCI requesting a formal inquiry into the sordid affair (click here)…
They’re the ultimate odd couple, Save Jerseyans, but Middlesex County’s Sam Thompson (R) and Newark’s Ron Rice (D) are preparing to take on Newark City Hall together.
I’m told the state senators will make an announcement concerning Bridgegate as well as the comptroller report concerning corruption at the defunct Newark Watershed Commission, specifically calling for the legislature to investigate how Newark spends taxpayer dollars, at a 10:30 a.m. Thursday press conference from the minority party’s office.
Don’t expect any mercy from these notoriously independent politicians. Senator Thompson, who also serves as chairman of the Middlesex GOP, initially called for an investigation into the Booker/Watershed fiasco last week. Rice, for his part, reacted to Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate primary victory to Politico back in August by exclaiming, “[t]hank God he’s out of Newark.”
In terms of how deep the rabbit hole may go and how many tax dollars were wasted, Save Jerseyans, I maintain my prior statement that U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s Watershedgate, unfolding as he Tweeted and former director Linda Watkins-Brashear allegedly participated, is as bad or worse than what happened over at the G.W. Bridge.
The Mainstream Media doesn’t agree. Or at least they’re not willing to say so. This key line from David Giambusso’s Star-Ledger report is very, very telling:
Through her attorneys, Watkins-Brashear said the report wrongly laid blame at her feet and said she acted at all times with the knowledge and approval of then Mayor Cory Booker’s administration.
Booker isn’t admitting to anything. Is he hiding something? Or is Watkins-Brashear lying?
A new report from the state comptroller dropped on Wednesday and, surprise surprise, it disclosed findings of massive tax dollar abuses in Newark city government, building on an equally disturbing audit report from December 2013. The report alleges that Newark’s former mayor and current junior U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-Twitter) and council failed to provide adequate oversight of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation.
I’m reasonably sure this is the first you’re hearing about it… any guess as to why?
In case you missed it earlier this week, Save Jerseyans, Cory Booker (D-Twitter) delivered his first big floor speech in the United States Senate since taking office late last year. Tweeters were atwitter over it. Colleague Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic & Ecuador) took to the floor immediately afterwards and praised the junior senator’s “aplomb.”
My reaction? It was certainly a classic Booker performance.
We got (1) one Bruce Springsteen quote (a poor substitute for A.A. Milne?), and (2) a lengthy speech replete with good inflection and SAT words but devoid of either substance or originality. To hear Sen. Booker tell it, America’s greatness is attributable to unemployment benefits, ones which all objective indicators demonstrate are a poor substitute for economic growth. But oh well. The celebrity senator’s half-hour speech proved, yet again, that he’s nothing new or special. Just another politician lazily content to continue his predecessors’ habit of treating the symptom rather than addressing – or even admitting to the existence of – their role in catalzing poverty’s root causes…
Football-related political news heading into your Super Bowl weekend, Save Jerseyans:
Time is running out for a decision, but I’m told that the NJ GOP isn’t giving up on one of the few New Jersey Republicans who wouldn’t need to worry about the fundraising prowess of Cory Booker (D-Twitter) in 2014.
Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson IV is best known as the owner of the New York Jets. I’ve been told by multiple reliable Republican sources that a group of county chairman (worried about a lack of direction from the Governor’s embattled team and the prospect of a Booker landslide) approached Mr. Johnson to discuss the possibility of his entrance into the uphill race; no word yet, however, as to how seriously he’s taking these establishment overtures although it’s a known fact that Johnson is a big-time GOP donor who’s considered it in the immediate past. The Johnson family is worth was reportedly worth $13 billion as of 2010; the New York Jersey are valued at north of $1 billion.
Meanwhile, in my native South Jersey…
We’re not even four weeks into 2014, Save Jerseyans, but liberal junior Senator Cory Booker has already visited Cape May County two times. Once on the 11th to tour the Coast Guard base, and then again on the 25th to a diner in Rio Grande.
Folks, Cory Booker has officially spent more time in Cape May County in 2014 then he did during his entire 2013 campaign. I’m not sure Bob Menendez or the late Frank Lautenberg could’ve found Rio Grande on a map.
Booker ignored Cape May County and lost big time in 2013; Obama lost it in 2012, too. So what’s he doing in unfriendly territory?
I think it might be a sign that Jeff Van Drew is planning to enter the race for Congress in District 2.
Senator Cory Booker (D-Twitter) is prone to poetic flourishes, Save Jerseyans. We’re painfully aware. It’s a poor substitute for substance but hey, that’s the Twitterverse for you. Welcome to 2014.
Here’s today’s latest offering:
…? Or incredible absurdities?
One thing’s for certain: Paglia would have a FIELD DAY with Cory Booker!
Remind me why we promoted this guy again…?