Planet Gore

Cory Booker Celebrates Earth Day

By tweeting a “Native American” proverb:

Oh, really Mayor? What tribe first spoke these inspirational words? Perhaps it’s part Elizabeth Warren’s high-cheek-boned family tradition.

Actually, we really have no idea where the proverb came from. It’s been attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Amish, the Australian Minister for the Environment and Conservation, and many others.

Why couldn’t Booker just tweet it without attribution? Does “Native American” give some added oomph because it’s “Earth Day?”

There’s another “Native American” saying that goes something like, “Politicians who pander to the enviros of their base on made-up holidays tweet with a forked thumb.” Look that up, as I’m sure it’s as accurate as Booker’s.

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