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Cory Booker mocks Nanny Bloomberg’s soda scaremongering

http://twitter.com/#!/CoryBooker/status/211502232661803010

It’s on. The Newark mayor took a swipe at New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s nanny statism Saturday, tweeting that he had offered Newark kids their choice of large sugary drinks. They had a choice? The horror!

Shorter Cory Booker: size matters. Especially when it comes to sweet, sweet sugary goodness.

@CoryBooker Will you be running for mayor of NYC soon? Proposed Motto: #Cory Booker, Mayor Of The World, Large Sugary Drinks For All 😉

— Kelly Broomfield (@KellyWasHere) June 9, 2012

Now that he’s dead to the Obama administration, Booker is free to say what’s on his mind. We’d like a supersize portion of that, please.

UPDATE:

Sigh. Supersize portions of Cory Booker are never filling. You’re always hungry when he does damage control an hour later.

In all seriousness obesity is at epidemic levels. U may not like Bloomberg's means. But ends he seeks are just RT @snipershady: #NannyState

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 9, 2012

Whats getting lost in the "Nanny State" reaction, is the agonizing & expensive health care crisis we are in as a result of obesity.

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 9, 2012

But I confess, as a guy who loves Ben&Jerry's, french fries & cupcakes (often together). I know the most powerful change starts with oneself

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 9, 2012

Great responses. But Government does have a role. In Nwk we have been working on ending food deserts, increasing access to healthy food.

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 9, 2012

We've been working in public schools on education, setting aside govt land for urban gardens, and pushing bodegas to offer healthy options

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 9, 2012

"personal responsibility" is not enough 2 feed the poor, house homeless or address all societal ills . We have a problem and govt has a role

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 9, 2012

But at least he has a sense of humor about it:

You would have to pry the pint out of my cold dead hand RT @njdjlc: U can never get rid of Ben & Jerrys. That would be a crime

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 9, 2012

And at least he’s not quite in the running for Nanny of the Year.

No. He is gutsy & seeks noble ends but we're taking other measures 2 curb obesity RT @resnicow U going 2 follow @MikeBloomberg’s example?

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 9, 2012

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