stunt queen mayor, Cory Booker, was recently pilloried by The New York Post for his corpulence. The Post wanted to fat shame the U.S. Senate hopeful for walking on the boardwalk and smiling:
Democrat Cory Booker, 44, is starting to resemble rotund Republican Gov. Chris Christie as he packs on the pounds while campaigning for the Senate seat vacated by the late Frank Lautenberg.
The formerly fit Newark mayor, who is leading his opponent in the race by 28 percentage points, has been chowing down on far too many funnel cakes at the Jersey Shore, where he waddled down the boardwalk last week with his shirt untucked and clinging to his chest.
It always seems like sweet justice whenever men are fat shamed, but when I think about it, it sucks whenever someone comments unfavorably about someone else’s body. And according to Gawker, Newark’s benevolent mayor has tried hard to keep his weight down. He’s even tried to find accountability partners on Twitter:
Clearly, voters in New Jersey like a little Tony Soprano belly on their politicians, which may explain why Booker leads his Republican competitor, Steve Lonegan, by 23 points.