The perfect embodiment of Booker’s time as mayor of Newark is the Pampers story. The mayor got wind of a damsel in distress, a mother of five named Barbara Byers, who amid a heavy snow was running out of diapers. Byers’ brother tweeted news of the crisis to Booker, who famously responded “I’m on it” and showed up at her door to replenish her supply.
But as Byers told Politico she never needed his photo-op heroics. “The only reason he brought me Pampers was that it had been three days and our street hadn’t been plowed,” she said. “I have five kids and, trust me, I don’t just run out of Pampers. All we wanted was for him to plow our streets. It’s about knowing how to manage a city.”
Cory Booker kicks off his 2020 presidential run by disqualifying himself at the Sessions confirmation hearing.
Which is where Cory Booker, who appears to be the preener-in-chief among the rag-tag roster of 2020 Democrat presidential hopefuls, came from.
What Booker proves is it’s not important whether a Democrat is actually successful as a mayor on his or her ascent up the political totem pole — Booker, as mayor of Newark, couldn’t be considered a success by any rational measure. ...
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