By JOSH MARGOLIN, NY POST
It’s bye-bye, Beltway for Cory Booker. Newark’s mayor, who was
gunning for a spot in President Obama’s Cabinet, lost the chance after
he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last
month, sources told The Post.“He’s dead to us,” one ranking
administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White
House and Obama headquarters in Chicago. Booker had been angling for the
housing secretary gig in a second Obama term, according to sources in
the administration and close to the mayor. The job was certainly a
possibility, given Booker’s work in New Jersey’s biggest city, according
to administration and Democratic Party sources.
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