Newark Mayor Cory Booker is checking on people’s families, hosting sleepovers, and generally being amazing

Now that is a great Mayor!

Grist

Anyone who doesn’t already have a massive brain-crush on Newark Mayor Cory Booker hasn’t been paying attention. He’s handsome, he’s funny, he saved a lady from a fire — as I said earlier this year, he’s basically the Ryan Gosling of politics. And in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, he’s been turning in an Oscar-worthy Best Leading Mayor performance.

Booker’s Twitter feed shows him running around the city, checking on constituents and the family members they’re worried about, dispensing supplies and supportive words. He manages to encourage patience without denying that people are hurting, and applaud the efforts of repair workers without ignoring the fact that they can’t possibly work fast enough to avoid leaving some residents in the cold and dark for an unacceptably long time. He’s a Twitter whirlwind of accountability, responsibility, good humor, and putting his money where his mouth is — he’s even letting people crash…

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