Wow. Inflation. Just last week we were talking about a million. Interesting play in New Jersey as Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is giving Newark Public Schools $100 million and NJ Governor Christie is giving Newark Mayor Cory Booker more control over their operations. Local coverage here. Mayoral control in Newark has been a contentious issue for some time.
Implications? Well, it’s no secret that an unflattering movie about Zuckerberg is coming out next week. Hard not to see the fine hand of providence in that, it’s a good misdirection play. But, Zuckerberg has connected with the charismatic Booker, too. So although it will be played by critics as 100 percent cynical, that doesn’t seem the case.
Most interesting implication is with regard to Booker’s political future. What kind of a deal did he cut with Christie? There are only so many statewide offices in New Jersey and those two are heavyweights.