Cranes versus Vultures

One of the most comical moments in tonight’s Booker-Lonegan debate came when the candidates considered the subject of “birds.”

Democrat Cory Booker started with his definition.

“There’s such booming development (in Newark)… the most common bird you see in Newark right now is the crane,” the mayor said, because of all the new construction.

The former mayor of Bogota shot back.

“The only birds in Newark are the vultures,” said Republican Steve Lonegan – “the political hacks who are picking away at the carcasses of the taxpayers of that city that are watching the small business corporate handouts to those politically connected to you while you’re out in Hollywood.

Cranes versus Vultures