Morning Mix: Cory Booker – A Man, A Mayor, A Super Hero?

We haven’t heard much from Newark Mayor Cory Booker since he ran about the city, digging out the cars of residents caught buried in snow.† But apparently, he’s just been lurking, waiting for his next heroic moment.

Saving a woman from a burning building.† No, really.

“Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital Thursday night for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered trying to rescue his next-door neighbors from their burning house. ‘I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed,’ Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told The Star-Ledger he also suffered second-degree burns on his hand.”

But those burns weren’t enough to keep the man of steel from tweeting to his followers that he was just fine.† “Thanks everyone, my injuries were relatively minor. Thanks to Det. Alex Rodriguez who helped get all of the people out of the house.Ē

Of course, New Jersey residents are pretty impressed by their dare devil mayor. “What? He saved someone from a house fire? That’s just crazy and cool.”† “Love you Mr. Mayor – but no more close calls. We need you. If you keep rolling like a super hero, I’m going to get you a cape and a stunt double.”

So now are you feeling a little intimidated by the super hero Mayor?†† Don’t be, he’s really a poet at heart. “Newark Mayor Cory Booker is so frustrated with the New Jersey Devils that he is moved to verse. Booker used the announcement of the 2012 Dodge Poetry Festivalís return to Newark to recite a pair of poems he wrote last week, during his public feud with Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek. ‘I will not lie down and Iíll never say die/Fallen to the ground ó I still believe I can fly/Curse me and you just make me strong/Say I canít and I will prove you wrong.’”

Ok, maybe he should just stick to rescuing damsels in distress.

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Wanda C.
Wanda C5 years ago

Kudos for being a caring person - more should be likewise!!

Nicole Pauline Sedkowski
Nicole Sedkowski5 years ago

Awesome guy!

Ian Fletcher
Ian Fletcher5 years ago

Well done Cory! We need more politicians like you.

Patrick F.
Patrick f5 years ago

good job mr. Booker.

Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle5 years ago

Thanks for that story. What a guy!

s. r.
p. q5 years ago

lol, that guy

Mercedes Lackey
Mercedes Lackey5 years ago

If Mittens saw a burning building he'd try and find out the owner so he could buy the property at "fire sale" prices and flip it.

Sue Jones
Sue Jones5 years ago

Good job, Mayor Booker. He's a man who not only talks the talk, but, more importantly, walks the walk. Really glad to have men like him in our world and even happier to have this sort of person in our political world.

Vivianne Mosca-Clark

I totally agree with Amie K. :D

JoAnne Klein
JoAnne Klein5 years ago

If he keeps to this path, we will rejoice when he becomes President of this country - but then again, he just might not want the job... whatever, he is part of what makes this country GREAT... just too bad there are so few.....