Shaftan on, Shaft off

A Talking Points Memo reporter today got veteran Steve Lonegan advisor Rick Shaftan to go all Barbara Morgan on Cory Booker.

In a profanity-filled assessment of the race delivered via phone Thursday, Shaftan “suggested voters would be turned off by Booker’s ‘odd’ behavior including Twitter messages the Democrat sent to a stripper, that Shaftan described as ‘strange’ and ‘like what a gay guy would say.'”

Lonegan is the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate running against Democratic nominee Booker, the mayor of Newark.

Lonegan fired Shaftan later Friday, according to published reports.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/top-aide-believes-steve-lonegan-is-surging-because-of-cory-booker-s-strange-behavior

Shaftan on, Shaft off