Cory Booker’s Newark Weight-Loss Plan Is Already Working


What can’t this guy do? Seriously. After announcing on Tuesday his new plan to lose 57 pounds by April, Newark Mayor-of-the-People Cory Booker is already being deluged with Twitter followers supporting and joining him in his efforts. Folks are kickboxing, spending practically an entire hour on the elliptical, and just generally participating and chanting “eye of the tiger” and thanking him for the motivation. It’s rather amazing.

Is Newark becoming some sort of new digital-era healthy-living commune? And…would this ever work in New York City? Mayor Bloomberg, I’m loving my new egg-white omelette diet! How was your early a.m. spin class? Do you like the butt-padded shorts or the regular kind?

Um. No. Keeping our workouts to ourselves, over here, thanks.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 6, 2011

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