Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cory Booker loses his street cred: Turns out T-Bone doesn't exist

He's "1,000% real" said Cory Booker in 2007 

From Eric Dondero: 

Uh-oh. New Jersey's golden boy Cory Booker has just been caught in a massive lifetime long lie. 

From the Newark Star-Ledger, "The tale of T-Bone: Cory Booker's past statements haunt him on campaign trail":
The oft-repeated story of the drug-dealer that threatened his life and then became a friend, dogged Booker early in his mayoral career. In 2007, The Star-Ledger questioned the veracity of T-Bone and other tales from Booker's stump speech. 
But now in a heated fight for the U.S. Senate, with Republican opponent Steve Lonegan battling a distant second for the post, the apparently fictional T-Bone was resurrected anew by a story in the conservative magazine, The National Review. Clement Price, a distinguished professor of history at Rutgers-Newark, is quoted as saying Booker confessed to him T-Bone was a made-up character.
"Cory realized that he had erred," Price said of his 2008 conversation with the mayor. "He told me that my criticism of his invention of T-Bone made perfect sense to him and he had made a mistake."
And then there's this:
T-Bone, Booker said in the 2007 story, "He is 1,000 percent a real person." After The Star-Ledger's 2007 story, Booker did not refer again to T-Bone in his speeches or comments.


mitsukurina said...

That's pretty hilarious I have to say.

Chuck said...

1000% hilarious.

mitsukurina said...

He must be a big Seinfeld fan.

Eric Dondero said...

Mitsukurina, everybody and their mother is referring to the Seinfeld episode in regards to Booker now.

Sorry, but it wasn't an original idea by you. I've seen it linked all over Twitter.

Chuck said...

Give Corny Boner a break. He's simply trying to be more like Brakabama.

Chuck said...

Corn and tomato skins. On his boner.
Maybe even a peanut.