Monday, August 26, 2013

Book It for Later

As a Carleton graduate, I of course harbor a soft spot for fellow alum Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ). That said, I never got the recent spate of liberal antipathy towards Cory Booker, whose alleged sins seem to be little different from other young ambitious politicians.

1 comment:

ddd139d0-2316-11e3-9988-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I don't live in NJ and didn't really follow the primary other than a few late adds by Rush Holt that hit the Westchester media market. That said, Holt's add claimed that Booker failed to commit to needful policies like a carbon tax or equivalent, etc, and if true that seems like a strong reason to have preferred Holt.
But I agree that discussions about whether someone is 'too smooth an operator' should be reserved for media pundits who need to comment on horse-race politics, and not important when picking who would implement good policy.