Cory Booker Tweets with Stripper from Vegan Nudie Bar

He’s no Carlos Danger, but the mayor of Newark has been outed over a flirty Twitter exchange

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Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

Newark Mayor Cory Booker announces his plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat during a news conference in Newark, June 8, 2013.

Cory Booker has apparently fallen victim to social media’s temptations after reports surfaced this week that he tangled on Twitter with a performer from a Portland-based vegan strip club.

According to a report in the New York Times, Newark Mayor Booker sent a direct message on Twitter to 26-year-old stripper Lynsie Lee saying: “the East Coast loves you, and by the East Coast, I mean me.”

The aspiring U.S. senator is known for his zealous embrace of social media and has amassed more than 1.4 million followers on Twitter.

“The mayor talks with people from all walks of life on Twitter,” the Times reported Booker’s spokesperson Kevin Griffis as saying. “The most shocking part of the story was learning that there is a vegan strip club in Portland.”

[NYT]

11 comments
citigrp1
citigrp1

I don't believe Cory is married and it doesn't seem like he's guy.. So what is the problem with him tweeting a stripper

citigrp1
citigrp1

That's all? This is news? 

CityGirlSpeaks
CityGirlSpeaks

How awesome that there's a vegan strip club in Portland! 

Portland = hipness factor 10.

jackiero
jackiero

Hilarious. Sadly, this won't do much to remove his shine because the people voting for him are more interested in his coolness factor (and this makes him cool in their eyes) over actual accomplishments (which affects the whole country if he wins). Yay America and yay New Jersey voters! 

Arimathean
Arimathean

You kidding?  I'm just delighted there is such a thing as a "vegan strip club".  Field trip!

MrObvious
MrObvious

Twitter is mostly for twits. There are some that masters that media as some kind of philosophical short script but most simply use it as another tool to say and do stupid stuff in a shorter format.

Ivy_B
Ivy_B

@MrObvious Sorry, I am also a twit and I love it. Learn so much, get quick responses to questions, etc.

anon76
anon76

@MrObvious 

pourmecoffee has achieved an enlightened state of tweetconsciousness.  We here at Swampland await his second coming as presage to the tweetrapture..

MrObvious
MrObvious

@anon76 @MrObvious 

Ironically, he'll be unable to tweet us it when the tweetrapture occurs as he will become one with the tubes.