Of Course Cory Booker Is Going Vegan

Of course American Superhero Cory Booker is going vegan for the holidays. Cory Booker is out to save every life — human or otherwise — on the planet. I’m pretty sure that if you get a paper cut, all you have to do is tweet at Cory Booker and he’ll come out to put a Band-Aid on it for you. So the question isn’t, “Why is Cory Booker going vegan?” The question is, “Oh, Cory Booker wasn’t vegan already?”

I kid a little, but seriously, consider what he has to say about it, per The Daily Beast:

  • He cited Gandhi as one of the main reasons he’s been a vegetarian for over two decades.

  • Regarding the fact that he found himself trying to just not think about where eggs come from: “When I find myself trying not to think about things, it seems to me that I’m practicing avoidance.”

  • Regarding the fact that African American males have some of the worst health data: “Do I want to be an exemplar of good health and health outcomes, or do I want to participate in things that are making me unhealthy?”

  • On not wanting to preach about veganism: “There’s too much judgment out there. Really what we need to be doing is just all of us finding our own paths towards living the best lives we can live as clearly and boldly in accordance with our own personal values. And that’s what I’m trying to do.”

Gandhi. Non-avoidance. Being an exemplar. Finding his own path. Living clearly and boldly, in accordance with our personal values. Um … Is Cory Booker the second coming, or something?

My only advice: Earth Balance (vegan butter) is great, but you’re going to have to bake your cookies a little longer. Also, milk stout is not vegan. Godspeed, Booker.

[The Daily Beast]

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