Why the Mayor of Newark Restored My Faith In Politicians
By shaloola on November 03, 2012
There are some good ones out there. You just have to look for them.
And it's too bad that it sometimes takes a disaster like Sandy to bring attention to these people when they have been doing their job all along.
Which is why Corey Booker, the mayor of Newark, NJ, has restored my faith in politicians. Like I tweeted last night-Dude needs a cape. And a drink.
He let victims of Sandy crash at his house. He tweets help to his citizens. And he is also pretty good lookin...
I am an independent. I look at all the facts and then decide what is best going to fit for my family and business, as well as my value system. And I have learned, over time, starting as a Democrat, then a Reagan Democrat,then a Conservative, now an Independent, that as you age and as you have various careers and life experience, those views can change.
The fact that Mayor Booker has been working his ass off for his constituents and using social media to connect, communicate and really help them amazes me. While other politicians would sit in their ivory towers and pontificate on the disaster, he is getting his hands dirty and truly SERVING his people. He is one big bowl of awesomeness.
Chris Christie, the Governor of Jersey, is doing the same. While he might be a controversial politician to some, he tells it like it is and gets it done.
One is a Democrat, one is a Republican. But in the end, we are all just people.
And they are helping their PEOPLE, party or not.
Go Corey-Go Christie-Go everybody who puts their constituents needs before their own. There are not too many of those folks out there anymore.
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