Christie Nominates Prominent National Democrats To Rutgers Board Of Governors

Susan McCue. photo via Message-Global.com

Susan McCue. photo via Message-Global.com

Governor Chris Christie this morning nominated two distinguished Rutgers Almuni to serve on the University’s Board of Governors.

Susan McCue,  of Alexandria, VA, is the President of Message Global, a public affairs firm she founded in 2008 after serving as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from 1999-2007.

“One of the nations’s top political strategists,” according to her website, McCue co-founded and co-chairs Reid’s Senate Majority PAC.  She is on the board of American Bridge 21st Century SuperPAC, with whom she shares her Washington, DC office space, according to the NY Times .

American Bridge has a page on it’s website that features videos of Christie.

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Posted: December 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Rutgers | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie Nominates Prominent National Democrats To Rutgers Board Of Governors

Steve Lonegan praises Rahm Emanuel, bashes Cory Booker in Jersey City

Steve Lonegan praises Rahm Emanuel, bashes Cory Booker in Jersey City (via NJ.com)

JERSEY CITY — Steve Lonegan was hoping to scrap with Rahm Emanuel in Jersey City. Instead he ended up complimenting him — sort of. “I want to commend Rahm Emanuel,” Lonegan said, standing outside of the downtown restaurant where Emanuel and…

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Posted: September 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, News, RePost, Senate Special Election, Steve Lonegan | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Steve Lonegan praises Rahm Emanuel, bashes Cory Booker in Jersey City

Rahm Emanuel Cancels Booker Fundraiser In Wake Of Chicago Shootings

Booker and Dr OzI never would have thought I’d have more respect for President Obama’s first Chief of Staff, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, than I have for Cory Booker.

The contrast of the two mayors actions in the face of murderous violence in their cities makes having a higher regard for Booker than Emanuel impossible.

Emanuel was scheduled to be in Jersey City tonight to rally the troops and raise money for Booker.  A late night shooting occurred in Chicago last night that left 13 people wounded, three in critical conditions, including a 3 year old.  Emanuel canceled his trip to New Jersey.  Booker, who was not even scheduled to be at the Jersey City rally because he left Newark yesterday for California to raise money for his U.S. Senate campaign, called off the Emanuel event which was also to have featured Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop.

The Booker campaign declined to say why they canceled the event, but you don’t have to be Rush Holt to connect the dots.

The eleventh murder in less than a month occurred in Newark yesterday afternoon.  This morning two Newark teenagers were arrested for yesterday’s shooting death of Quivon Wilson, 23.

Unless he gets on a plane and comes home, Booker will be disco dancing in San Francisco tonight with the “San Francisco Young Professionals for Cory Booker.”

Booker is scheduled to spend the weekend in California, though Monday night when Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are co-hosting a big ticket fundraising dinner for him.

Listen to the musnts

no good bookerman

Posted: September 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Senate Special Election | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

More Year End Awards

The “If it lasts more than four hours, call you doctor award” goes to U.S. Senator Bob Menendez for his antics in the Dominican Republic and for regularly keeping his Washington, DC neighbors up all night.

The “Three monkeys award” goes to the New Jersey press corps for their coverage of Bob Menendez and Lisa Jackson.

The “They’re all made of ticky tacky and they all look the same” award goes to Newark Mayor Cory Booker for backing down from his candid comment on Meet the Press that he found the negative political ads deployed “by both sides” nauseating.

The “Rahm Emanuel Never Waste A Good Crisis Award” goes to Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Mike Doherty for their political courage in proposing that funding for rebuilding the Jersey Shore post-Super Storm Sandy be contingent on the elimination of beach badge sales to pay for beach safety and maintenance.  Sweeney gets the bonus Kitten, kitten , kitten award for his unwillingness to discuss his proposal with anyone other than stenographers and the Asbury Park Press Editorial Board.

The “Cory Booker Profile In Grandstanding Award” goes to Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik for his multiple TV appearances promoting his community’s Cops in Schools program.



Posted: December 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Year in Review | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »