About that whole Cory Booker / Conan thing
Forgive me for being a few days behind here. I'm catching up on this Cory Booker / Conan O'Brien tiff from last week, and the whole thing strikes me as, I don't know, awkward. The NYPost has the various videos up here.
Not to take this too seriously, but I think a government official joking about "banning" someone from an area isn't that funny. I know, it's all just a little publicity fun back and forth. But they could have found a way to do that other than to say they were "banning" him.
The AP had an article Sunday, "NJ comedic 'feud' illustrates new media landscape." Reporter Victor Eppstein points out that:
Booker's got more than 789,000 followers on Twitter and 14,000 supporters on Facebook. His first video response to Conan has been viewed more than 118,000 times on YouTube.Wow, that is a ridiculously large number of followers. And now he's over 805k (Mike Bloomberg, by comparison, has about 12,000; the mayor of, say, Boston has about 2,000). Booker also refers to himself as a "mashuga mayor" which is cute and all, though a pretty unusual spelling of the Yiddish word, more commonly written as meshuga or meshugge. But an A for effort.