Frank Lautenberg’s staff (who are apparently quite peeved that Mayor Booker wishes to throw them out of their comfy Senate gig) even went to the trouble of remotely activating their boss’s rhetoric emulator to get that ‘personal’ touch.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who might face a 2014 primary challenge from Newark Mayor Cory Booker, said his fellow Democrat is “entitled” to run if he chooses to but suggested that he had to give a “spanking” to his potential rival for so openly coveting his seat.
“I have four children, I love each one of them. I can’t tell (you) that one of them wasn’t occasionally disrespectful, so I gave them a spanking and everything was OK,” Lautenberg said with a smile in his first public comments since Booker announced he was considering a run for Senate.
Lautenberg then went on to semi-coherently mumble about not deciding yet whether he’s actually going to run in 2014 and suggesting that Cory Booker drools at the mouth. NO, REALLY, THAT’S NOT HYPERBOLE. The article kept having to guess at missing prepositions and pronouns in order to make Lautenberg’s comments coherent and he really did use the phrase “drooling at the mouth.” It’s going to be one heck of a primary.
— DrewM (@DrewMTips) January 22, 2013