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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:33 PM

14. I went BEYOND saying he was not involved in ABSCAM

He was my Senator (until I moved in December) and he is an extraordinarily good person.

I wanted to relate a story I personally heard him tell in 2006 when he was with the Morris county Democrats when he was lobbying for Menendez. Incidentally, my experience was that he spoke to regular (not powerful) Democrats more than the younger Menendez did in Morris County. I assume that this was because Menendez knew the county was pretty Republican.

Booker is interesting - and he very likely will be the next Senator. If Lautenberg were even 10 years younger - I would argue that this would be a loss. Lautenberg is by far the more progressive and liberal - and still feisty. Two things I remember are - that in 2004 - He actually spoke in the Senate explaining with a poster what a chicken hawk was -- and in 2005, when Bush was pushing privatization of SS a group of Senators spoke with selected people using the program. Though the Senators included Kerry, who should have been President and Hillary Clinton who everyone thought would be the next President, the Senator who was most effective was --- Lautenberg in a dialogue with a Brooklyn man of nearly the same age. Between them they made the case for SS - and totally impressed the people with them.

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