We sometimes become pre-occupied, rightly so, with the going’s on in Israel. There are some other things happening in the world that also could use a Jewlicious Spin.
Lindsey Lohan studying Kabbalah, Ehud Olmert giving away the Holy Land, The Red Wings lost, and a host of other setbacks this week, its enough to make a grown man cry.
But truthfully there is a silver lining in all of this.
But what I really came to write about today is: Cory Booker for Mayor of Newark.
It is hard to discern from our stats if we are making inroads into Newark, so perhaps the chances of someone reading this and then going and voting for Cory are slim. And I am not sure how much an official Jewlicious Endorsement (were there to be such a beast) would help his chances of winning this election at all. Still, Cory is a wonderful man that I had the honor of knowing back in Oxford days, and I have been following his unlikely political career. Here is a guy with degrees from Stanford, Oxford and Yale Law School, working day and night to get a thankless job as Mayor of one of America’s poorest cities.
The NY Times has a long article today about his campaign, but neglects some important points: Cory has a great sense of humor and is a certified mench.
Sharpe James, outgoing “mayor” of Newark, waged an all out smear, smash, and destroy campaign against Cory back four years ago. James bullied Newark city employees into intimidating Cory campaign workers, and other nefarious activities. This was captured in an Academy Award nominated film Street Fight. James has thankfully bowed out, and hopefully that will be his curtain call. (He is still running for Senator sadly enough.)
So if you are registered to vote in Newark, consider voting for Cory. If you know anyone in Newark, tell them to consider voting for Cory.
EDIT: Mazel Tov Cory. It seems he won a landslide!