By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
Everyone paying attention knows that the new book from Cory Booker (D-Twitter), “United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good”, is pure and unadulterated hogwash, Save Jerseyans. Cory Booker has done as much to ‘unite’ Americans as Barack Obama did to lower the seas. Observers are only paying attention because he’s in the sphere of speculation for Hillary Clinton’s eventual running mate. It’s a campaign billboard book; you don’t need to read it to know what it’s about.
All the same, New Jersey’s walking, talking Twitter bird wanted you to know how challenging it was for him to write during a recent Wall Street Journal interview:
— Jennifer Maloney (@maloneyfiles) March 29, 2016
“This is probably one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done,” Booker opined. “There are nights that you’re staring at the screen and not sure how to put this together. I have a respect for writers that I never had before.”
Amazing! How would you know, Senator?
I’m not suggesting writing isn’t difficult. It is.
I am saying that Cory Booker would have no idea how difficult it is since he’s never spent a hard full day governing to develop a sufficient, valid comparison. He knows not of what he speaks!
Look no further than Booker’s absenteeism in the Newark’s Watershedgate scandal, currently the subject of a lawsuit, an incident so egregious that it brought together the unlikely bipartisan duo of state Senators Sam Thompson (R-Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean) and Ron Rice (D-Essex) to demand an investigation into the Booker-era multi-million dollar mess.
Cory tweeted quotes and hung out with Oprah and shoveled sidewalks and videoed himself cooking sweet potatoes while New Jersey’s largest city continued to rot and criminal continued to raid the kitty.
Has anyone in the mainstream media asked, by way of another example, why he never revisited the Newark lead crisis after taking office? Pick up a (digital) newspaper. Why the silence?
I’ll probably outlive Twitter waiting for an answer.