The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. —THOMAS JEFFERSON, 1788

New Jersey: Lautenberg wants to give Corey Booker "a spanking"

Latin America’s not the only source for bizarre news.

88-year old Frank Lautenberg (Senator for my district), who went back to the Senate in 2003 thanks to the Torricelli maneuver, is upset enough at the prospect of Newark mayor Corey Booker challenging for the seat that he let it rip:

I have four children, I love each one of them. I can’t tell you that one of them wasn’t occasionally disrespectful, so I gave them a spanking and everything was OK,’ Lautenberg said with a smile in his first public comments since Booker announced he was considering a run for Senate.

This statement is wrong on so many levels (and he gets away with the obvious because he’s a Democrat), where to start?

By asking, “You and who else, Frank?”

In this corner, we have 88-year old walking-with-a-cane Lautenberg. And in the opposite corner we have 43-year-old Booker, fit enough to run into a burning house and pull a woman to safety.

It would make a heck of a fundraiser.

Booker may be “entitled to run,” but Lautenberg’s the one who can’t hide.

Cross-posted at Fausta’s blog.

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