The reasons to love Cory Booker are almost countless. Or I’ve been brainwashed by the documentaries about him–Street Fight and Brick City–or his combination of smart and attractive has overwhelmed my sense of judgment. Cory Booker also has boundless optimism backed by getting it done–pick-up basketball games with Newark children in the summer, personal “Let’s Move” campaigns, snow-shoveling, public gratitude for public service, residents’ retweets and responses regarding traffic lights, real-time crime and general shout-outs (Example: Lol! RT @KarenV11: I’m an attorney and I go 2 Court in Nwk almost every wk- how bout I get my own reserved parking space? #itdoesnthurttoask) . . . Does Cory Booker sound make-believe? For the uninitiated, he is the mayor of Newark, NJ.
Cory Booker’s dedication to defending his beloved city is kind of like someone defending a girlfriend others just don’t really get. Someone people don’t think is good for him. He could do better. But he believes in her. In this way, his Twitter account is chock full of the kinds of quotes you want to hear when you’re attending to a broken heart or are in a relationship that other people find perperplexing. Some of my favorites include:
- “The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.” John Vance Cheney
- “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” Dalai Lama
- “Promise me u’ll always remember U R braver than U believe & stronger than U seem & smarter than U think” C Robin 2 Pooh
Really, you don’t have to mine his account very long to find fresh quotes that apply.
I just want to say this to Cory Booker, “Message Received.” Keep the faith!