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“Inspiration and work ethic – they ride right next to each other.” ~ Jack White
A visual antidote to cynicism by way of some favorite artists, with wisdom from E. B. White.
So Newark Mayor Cory Booker saved a woman from a burning house last night. That means he can now add “firefighter” to his résumé, right below police officer, football player, councilman, Rhodes scholar, suicide preventer, snow shoveler, poet <pause for breath>, mediator, salsa dancer, and “America’s sexiest mayor.” And some other stuff, too.
Really, is anybody surprised that Booker dove into a flaming home, against the advice of his security team, and suffered burns to his hand while pulling a woman out of her bed? It just seems to fit the whole mythology of Cory Booker, Super-Mayor. (Try searching Twitter for #CoryBookerStories to see how he’s morphed into Chuck Norris since this morning.) With that in mind, can you pick the true Booker facts below from the ones we just made up?
Cory Booker is so invested in his city that he gains weight if everything’s not running smoothly.
True! As he told Menswear: “I was so stressed, with massive layoffs and terrible police negotiations, I gained 50 pounds. Even my relaxed jeans weren’t fitting me.”
Cory Booker was offered a top job in the Obama administration, and a chance to run for Senate. He turned both down.
True! Soon after the 2008 election, Obama approached Booker about leading the White House’s Office of Urban Affairs (a job that eventually went to the ill-fated Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion). But so far, he’s stayed off of the national political stage, though The Daily Beastwent so far as to call him an inspiration for Obama in 2010.
Cory Booker dates supermodels, exclusively.
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