Senator Frank Lautenberg Defies Booker, Time


The Senator swimming with an aide

In his first big comments since Mayor Booker announced his non-intention intentions, the Phialdelphia Inquirer relays the incredibly old Senator still has a lot of life left in him. The ancient one spoke up about his indecision on running again, citing his desire to do more: "I've got a lot of work to do yet, serious things and we pride ourselves (in) my office and my team (on) getting things done. That's the focus. I'm not thinking about the politics right now".

As for the challenge from Mayor Cory Booker, he welcomed him to the fight but warned it wasn't his to walk with:
"He's entitled to do it," his oldness croaked out. "He'll have to stand on his record and I'm sure he won't be a lone soldier out there drooling at the mouth and wanting this cushy job that we have here."

Either Lautenberg or Booker would exit the Democratic primary as the clear favorite heading into November. Republicans haven't had a competitive race in over a decade, and with easier targets elsewhere, New Jersey will stay blue. Perhaps the only benefit to Republicans if Lautenberg runs again and Booker steps back is he can't be replaced at the last minute by Democrats with Lautenberg in the event Lautenberg is no longer viable and a threat to keeping the Lautenberg seat.

Posted by: CAC at 07:07 PM



Comments

1 Excuse me, I would like my boots back.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 22, 2013 07:07 PM (Gk3SS)

2 Who is more repulsive,Lautenberg or Menendez?

Posted by: steevy at January 22, 2013 07:09 PM (9XBK2)

3 Dude, it isn't easy being this old. I mean, you try being known as a living fossil. But you know what, I can still get it up. Look at that dorsal fin, my man. Like a ROCK!

Posted by: Coelocanths at January 22, 2013 07:11 PM (6TB1Z)

4

Who cares??

Posted by: soothsayer's thought bubble at January 22, 2013 07:12 PM (xIzGn)

5 Lautenberg (D, Precambrian) will be 89 tomorrow, meaning almost 97 at the conclusion of a term.

Posted by: ZBBMcFate at January 22, 2013 07:13 PM (Hj9yW)

6

dammit, I thought this was gonna be Ace's following post

Posted by: soothsayer's thought bubble at January 22, 2013 07:13 PM (052zE)

7 Frank Lautenberg,coelacanth Progressive.

Posted by: tubal at January 22, 2013 07:14 PM (BoE3Z)

8 5
Lautenberg (D, Precambrian) will be 89 tomorrow, meaning almost 97 at the conclusion of a term.


I know, right. What the hell is some snot-nosed punk like that doing in the Senate?

Posted by: Zombies Robert Byrd and Strom Thurmond at January 22, 2013 07:14 PM (6TB1Z)

9

Dear Ace,

I just want to say hello and share a few thoughts on a few things that interest both of us...

Posted by: soothsayer's thought bubble at January 22, 2013 07:15 PM (vyPsz)

10 Christie will pan-fry him.

Posted by: tubal at January 22, 2013 07:15 PM (BoE3Z)

11 NJ has a dead senator, a morbidly fat gov, and a senator that employs pedophiles. So it's not like it can get all that much worse?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 22, 2013 07:16 PM (9Bj8R)

12
Dearest Ace,

Did you have time to think about what I said? Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

Posted by: soothsayer at January 22, 2013 07:16 PM (Vhc4u)

13 11
NJ has a dead senator, a morbidly fat gov, and a senator that employs
pedophiles. So it's not like it can get all that much worse?


I beg to differ.

Posted by: Jerry Rivers for Senate at January 22, 2013 07:16 PM (6TB1Z)

14 Hi Mr. Spades - I know you've been very busy with the blog and all, but I've been sending you a letter every day for six years.......

Posted by: tubal at January 22, 2013 07:17 PM (BoE3Z)

15

Dear Ace,

I know you must be really busy. Drop me a line if you can.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 22, 2013 07:19 PM (NNTrd)

16

Ace,

Would it kill you to write back just once??

Posted by: soothsayer at January 22, 2013 07:20 PM (gtTDa)

17 Yeah he's what 186 years old...

sorry Frank you're obsolete buddy

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 07:32 PM (LRFds)

18 Excuse me, I would like my boots back.
Ace has them, Alex.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2013 07:33 PM (ORGYc)

19 A fucking coelacanth! That's hilarious, CAC!

Posted by: Marmo at January 22, 2013 07:37 PM (pcgW1)

20 Lautenberg is already a zombie.

Posted by: toby928 for TB at January 22, 2013 07:37 PM (QupBk)

21 Frank Lousenberg sleeps with the coelacanths..

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 22, 2013 07:38 PM (XkWWK)

22 On a serious note, isn't it in our interest for Lautenberg to win, and then die? Booker seems pretty spry.

Posted by: toby928 for TB at January 22, 2013 07:39 PM (QupBk)

23 That even pre-dates Robert Byrd. The KKK leader of the lefties for eons.

Posted by: Marmo at January 22, 2013 07:40 PM (pcgW1)

24 So, these coelacanths..... are they fast? Meaty?

Posted by: Mrs. Paul at January 22, 2013 07:40 PM (6TB1Z)

25 And by die I mean full dead, not this twilight shambling thing he's got going on now.

Posted by: toby928 for TB at January 22, 2013 07:40 PM (QupBk)

26 And by die I mean full dead, not this twilight shambling thing he's got going on now.

Not just mostly dead?

Posted by: Inevitable reference at January 22, 2013 07:42 PM (6TB1Z)

27 25 Toby 928th,

You've accidentally uncovered why they are communist....

"kremlin pills"

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 07:42 PM (LRFds)

28 Dims will always be carried out of office feet first...always. Two in the senate had strokes and were each out for more than a year but still held office and were greeted on their return with almost a ticker tape parade. Then there was therep who got shot in the head and is brain-damaged they wanted to run but she refused. They would have run her just the same...brain-damaged and all. Lautenburg is most likely senile but the dims are afraid of a republican replacement. H*ll, they kept Byrd way past his expiration date and if I remember correctly, didn't announce his death for some time.

Posted by: BarbaraS at January 22, 2013 07:44 PM (fPChK)

29 28 barbara S,

I think Byrd was dead for 5 years....

they just played his greatest hits from when he was filibustering voting rights....


Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 07:46 PM (LRFds)

30
So, does Christie get to select a replacement if Lautenberg fails his saving throw?

Not that that's much of an improvement, but still....


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 22, 2013 07:47 PM (kdS6q)

31 28 As long as they vote the "right" way.

Posted by: steevy at January 22, 2013 07:48 PM (9XBK2)

32 Is that Michelle Malkin trying to interview the Senator?

Posted by: Roman Maroni at January 22, 2013 07:48 PM (KCCgc)

33 After what they pulled to get him in there in 2002, they deserve him. Forever.

Posted by: JJ Stone at January 22, 2013 07:53 PM (1Iqf9)

34 Who would Christie appoint? Colonel Sanders has been dead for years.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2013 07:54 PM (ORGYc)

35 34 andycanuck,

I'm thinking the dude from the "time to make the doughnuts" commercials or Tim Horton

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 07:56 PM (LRFds)

36 I should have given up on politics after the Dems were allowed to flout the law and replace Torricelli with Lautenberg, all those years ago. I escaped from Jersey shortly afterwards and have never regretted it.

Posted by: Libtardo at January 22, 2013 08:06 PM (JxJPF)

37 Christie would probably appoint Booker. There's no downside for the Fat Man.

Posted by: Libtardo at January 22, 2013 08:08 PM (JxJPF)

38 GOOD.

Booker must be stopped before he climbs too high up on the political ladder.

http://politicalhat.com/tag/cory-booker/

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 22, 2013 08:09 PM (Vk2pI)

39
Who would Christie appoint? Colonel Sanders has been dead for years.
Posted by: andycanuck




"I would like to introduce the next senator from the state of New Jersey, The Sizzler Endless Salad Bar!"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 22, 2013 08:21 PM (kdS6q)

40 I was living in California when he was first elected, but did live in NJ from 1986-97.
I was in NY for a few days during the 1982 campaign when he was first elected, and I remember his campaign commercials taking shots at his GOP opponent Rep. Millicent Fenwick for being too old for the senate seat . . . at age 72!
I hope this fucking prick doesn't live to see his next election.

Posted by: sestamibi at January 22, 2013 09:45 PM (nzlU3)

41 "I would like to introduce the next senator from the state of New Jersey, The Sizzler Endless Salad Bar!"
Captain Crouton!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2013 10:19 PM (ORGYc)






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