The tweet read, “#breaking just leaked – Cory Booker’s foreign policy debate prep notes,” and below it was a map of heavily African-American Newark. Scrawled over the map in different places was, “West Africa, Guyana, Portugal, Brazil.” Another annotation, pointing to Newark, read, “Middle East,” followed by “Afghanistan, Pakistan, plus Bangladesh and Trinidad.”
It went up. And then it quickly came down. Before it did, Politico snapped this screen shot. It came from the @LoneganForNJ Twitter account, which has an embarrassing 85 followers (one of which is @BlueJersey).
Running the damage control is campaign consultant and Lonegan frontman Rick Shaftan. Playing the Steve’s-more-wholesome-and-gooder-than-our-staff-or-consultants card, Lonegan said “didn’t find it funny or reflective of the way he thinks and asked that it be taken down immediately”.
I love it when these people are simply … themselves.