Shovel wars 2011
February 1st, 2011
04:17 PM ET
11 years ago

Shovel wars 2011

Washington (CNN) - Snowpacalypse, beware: Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel is ready-and waiting-for you. In fact, snow-readiness could almost be a competition, if you ask him.

On Tuesday the former White House Chief of Staff tweeted a challenge rebuttal to Newark city mayor Cory Booker about his recent snow prowess: "@CoryBooker I'll show you who's 'shovel-ready.'"

Booker famously helped constituents during the first major snowstorm to hit the eastern seaboard by driving a snowplow and helping area residents, while tweeting along the way.

In response to a tweet from one of his followers that called for a "Booker v.@RahmEmanuel Highlander-style shovel-off" Booker wrote "Rham rocks! But (forgive the Khrushchev quote) 'I will bury u!'" prompting Emanuel's response, sans spelling correction.

Filed under: Cory Booker • Rahm Emanuel • Twitter
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Republicans = Fascists

    I like the competition guys. Maybe you guys can set an example for Gov. Christie.

    February 1, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    We should all be "shovel ready" as the GOP ramps up its non-job-creating social domestic policy war on civil rights, labor rights, the existence of the middle-class, financial regulation, societal safety nets and sanity in general. YOU thought it was deep over the past two years? You ain't seen nothing yet....just wait for the debt ceiling debate and the obscenely crazy proposals they will be throwing out there just because they sound good to thei undereducated ideologue tinfoil-hat-brigade of the GOP's chief morons is even proposing that instead of raising the debt ceiling, we divert money from thinsg like, oh, I dunno, Social Security to paying debt service to China (while China plays with its currency in order to hamstring the world economy).

    February 1, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. DJ

    they both certainly know how to shovel, if you know what I mean

    February 1, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Gov. Christie could use the exercise shoveling snow instead of shoveling B.S.

    February 1, 2011 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |