New York residents have been lashing out at mayor Michael Bloomberg for insufficiently handling the twenty inches of snow that practically paralyzed the city. In Newark, on the other had, mayor Corey Booker has received praise for his effective method of using Twitter to find out who is snowed in and then personally shoveling them out. Today, Booker v. Bloomberg continued to play out on Twitter.
National Review's Robert Costa hardly recognizes New York under all the snow
Strolling around NYC: the complaints about Bloomberg are legit -- it looks like Sarah Palin's Alaska on 5th
Time praises Booker's efforts to relieve citizens after the storm
Newark's Cory Booker: The mayor of Twitter and superhero of the blizzard | http://su.pr/7lBdrh
Piers Morgan thinks Bloomberg's response could have been worse
What the attacks on Bloomberg tell me is that Americans expect a higher level of service than we Brits, and usually get one. I admire that.
Apparently Booker is bringing supplies along with his shovel
Ben Smith at Politico decides to give Bloomberg a break because he didn't know how bad the storm would be
Some snow wonkery, for the obsessed: It seems Bloomberg had some excuse for being surprised http://is.gd/jINSs
But Nate Silver doesn't buy it
@benpolitico: Don't think the forecast is a good excuse for Bloomberg. You need to plan for the reasonable worst case, not the median one.
Corey Booker is excited about the response his efforts are receiving
My favorite thing someone yelled at me today, "Hey Cory Booker, I got your shovel ready project right here!"
Teagan Goddard notes how long it took Bloomberg to acknowledge he hadn't done enough
And on the fourth day, Bloomberg finally apologizes...http://pwire.at/gDT0W5
Andy Borowitz and Bill Wetzel marvel at what else Booker has been able to accomplish in his free time
Unbelievable - I was looking all over my apartment for my keys, and #CoryBooker found them for me!
I heard that #corybooker produced, wrote, shot & edited Street Fight all by himself & Marshall Curry is just a character he plays.