Jan
22
2013

Senate fight between Cory Booker & Frank Lautenberg’s staff (D, New Jersey) heats up.

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.

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“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.

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7 Comments

  • zamoose says:

    Yerhonor:
    My mouth is too full to give justice to introducing myself, what with all the COOKIES our side likes to give out.
    .
    Come on over, the milk and COOKIES are great!

  • Catseyes says:

    2014 promises to be a truly entertaining, probably not in a good way, especially if your running for office with a “D” after your name. My advice is if you have any big purchases to make make ‘em in 2013. I have that sinking feeling I’m going to be right and I Don’t Want To Be.

  • DemosthenesVW says:

    Somebody alert Colin Powell, Jesse Jackson, et al. Frank Lautenberg just likened Cory Booker to one of his children. Why, did Lautenberg imply that Booker was, in fact…a BOY?
    .
    Oh, wait. Lautenberg’s a Democrat. So Powell and Jackson won’t get all those racist-y vibes off him. Carry on, I guess, after inserting de rigueur comments about how “if any Republican had said this” and sadly shaking one’s head.

  • BigGator5 says:

    I can’t help thinking that if a white Republican talked about a black man needing a spanking, charges of “RACIST!” would be flying around right about now.

    • acat says:

      It’s worse than that, Gator. A Republican who talks about spanking his own kids is obviously a monster, the little darlings don’t need any of that old-time physical abuse!
      .
      Mew

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