“Corruption scandals. Skyrocketing crime. Abandoned allies. There are reasons why New Jersey is lukewarm about its own Sen. Cory Booker—even while the rest of the country swoons,” wrote The Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi back in 2014.
Since arriving in the Senate? Booker (D-Twitter) remains more sizzle than steak, impressing observers with his tweeting prowess more so than any actual accomplishments in the U.S. Senate.
That’s what made his advice to University of Pennsylvania’s commencement audience on Monday — that life “is not about celebrity, it is about significance” — all the more entertaining. Perhaps just not in the way that he imagined….