April 13, 2012
Cory Booker, Super Mayor: The Quiz

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.
Well, he did go out with supermodel Veronica Webb. And the Guardian reported that he’s followed on his daily rounds by posses of “cleavage-thrusting women who weren’t even from Newark.”
Finish the quiz at The Atlantic Cities. [Image: Reuters]

Cory Booker, Super Mayor: The Quiz

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.

Well, he did go out with supermodel Veronica Webb. And the Guardian reported that he’s followed on his daily rounds by posses of “cleavage-thrusting women who weren’t even from Newark.”

Finish the quiz at The Atlantic Cities. [Image: Reuters]

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    omg i love him. how could you not?
  4. ceaweaver reblogged this from mixthemetaphor and added:
    hey cory. or, as one middle aged drunk lady told me at my favorite jersey city dive: “oh cory. we love cory.”
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  6. dimwen reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    A wonderful accomplishment to add to his resume.
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    Mayor Cory Booker, ladies and gentlemen:
  8. mixthemetaphor reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Ladies and gentlemen, Cory Booker, mayor of Newark…and my heart. (And the heart of my pants.)
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    Now I’m even more in love with Mayor Booker. Is it hot in here?
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    WHOSE MAYOR IS THE COOLEST? MAYOR WARS!
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    When Chuck Norris has nightmares, Cory Booker turns on the light & sits with him until he falls back asleep. The idea of...
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