Newark Mayor Cory Booker Saves Neighbor From Burning Building

Cory BookerHow is this guy a politician? Via the New Jersey Star Ledger:

Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital Thursday night for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered trying to rescue his next-door neighbors from their burning house.

“I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed,” Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told the Star-Ledger he also suffered second-degree burns on his hand.

The fire started in a two-story building on Hawthorne Avenue in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, shortly before the mayor arrived home after a television interview with News 12 New Jersey.

Five people were taken to the hospital for treatment: the mayor, a woman from the house and three members of his security detail. The woman was listed in stable condition at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston with burns to her back and neck.

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  • teachpeace

    Thank you for your selfless act, you are a hero of the finest quality.

  • Okarin

    he’s the kind of guy who gives politicians a good name

  • http://twitter.com/BozoDeathGod BozoDeathGod

    Wow the entire first page of a google search on this news item and not a single mention by Fox or any of the “fair and balanced” right.
    Funny that.

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