In the video below of Cory Booker addressing the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy in 2010, the mayor recounts how his father’s stories get better (or worse, depending on the point of the story) the more often he told them.
Good story telling to make a point, or move an audience or teach a lesson, either in a conference room, college graduation, church or family dinner table, is a trait Booker apparently inherited from his father.
At the 14 minute mark of the video, Booker tells the story of “the lowest point” of his life. Wazn Miller’s murder in 2004.
In the version of the story told at ACS, Miller doesn’t die in Booker’s arms.
Booker gave basically the same talk at NYU Law in October of 2010. In that version, Booker was present when Miller died. He starts the Miller story at the 6:30 mark and speaks of the death at the 8 minute mark.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Cory Booker, Senate Special Election, Steve Lonegan | Tags: Cory Booker, National Review, Open Public Records Act, OPRA, Special Senate Election, T-Bone, ThinkProgress, Wazn Miller | 2 Comments »