Geraldo Rivera For Senate?

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Geraldo Rivera For Senate?Geraldo Rivera announced on his radio show today that he may run against Cory Booker or Frank Lautenberg for 2014 NJ senate race.

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36 Comments

  1. POSTED BY cathar  |  January 31, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    As best I recall, he now lives in California. So he’d have to move back, if that’s right.

    When he owned the weekly “Two River Times” down in Monmouth County, he was so outraged that the Navesink Country Club had rejected him for membership that he wrote not one, not even two but three columns attacking the club for “snobbishness” (which others would have rated as mere common sense). And when he finally moved out and sold out, fleeing a messy divorce,his very charming, rambling old wooden house directly on the Navesink became a teardown and, subsequent to that, the site of a McMansion much resembling a Loire valley chateau on HGH. It somehow seemed fitting.

  2. POSTED BY herbeverschmel  |  January 31, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    The way things are going for Sen. Menendes lately and his affinity for teenage Dominican prostitutes, Geraldo might get a chance very soon. It’s a shame the justice dept knew about this before the election and did nothing about it. Another coverup.

  3. POSTED BY cathar  |  January 31, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    Herb, let’s be fair, the distinguished, height and literacy-challenged Senator from Hudson County remains innocent until proven guilty.

    Besides, we’ve already gotten him this round on accepting illegal “donations.” (Which is a topic Menendez is already quite familiar with.)

  4. POSTED BY Spiro T. Quayle  |  January 31, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

    No doubt, herb, the GOP is desperate for a 2013 sex scandal and coverup allegation involving the mortal failings on an incumbent Democrat (Hispanic heritage is an interesting bonus, this year of immigration reform). This allegation can be followed by pompous public hearings featuring bloviating Red State congressmen, and paid for by herb’s tax dollars. I think they’re going insane off the chain because Obama is such a family man, instead of something along the lines of the 1972 Temptations hit “Papa Was a Rolling Stone (wherever he laid his hat was his home) “. So, instead, they are working their way down the food chain till they find something, anything. But if they perchance find another Mark Foley, David Vitter or Larry Craig, they’ll quickly do a b-line, you betcha !

  5. POSTED BY townie  |  January 31, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    Frank Lautenberg’s corpse would make a better Senator than Geraldo.

  6. POSTED BY oliver  |  January 31, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    I wonder what he would look like minus the ‘stache and the rug.

  7. POSTED BY jerseygurl  |  January 31, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    DB

  8. POSTED BY Bill Courson  |  January 31, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

    Ditto, townie.

    And Corey would eat hm alive.

  9. POSTED BY algb  |  January 31, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

    The man is total opportunist scoundrel with the morals of a Clinton. His F’n'tell book re his shtupping exploits was a disgrace and a complete picture of who he is. I felt epecially bad for including Bett Midler who is a wonderful human being. He’ll make Menendez look like a monk.

  10. POSTED BY complainerpuss  |  January 31, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

    If he does decide to run, at least he won’t have to worry about any skeletons in his closet.

  11. POSTED BY johnqp  |  January 31, 2013 @ 11:24 pm

    Roger Grimsby is probably laughing in his vault.

  12. POSTED BY croiagusanam  |  February 01, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    Rivera lives in Edgewater and has a daily radio show out of NYC on WABC.

  13. POSTED BY caphilly  |  February 01, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    The punch line IS Rivera! Total joke!

  14. POSTED BY herbeverschmel  |  February 01, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    spiro,

    a shameful partisan low for you. Brushing off child prostituion as some political witch hunt by republicans. They had nothing to do with this. This was reported to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , a non partisan ethics watch dog group that condemn bad behavior on both sides of the aisle. This wasn’t Larry Flynt paying a million dollars to dig up dirt on republicans.

    “I do not want to have problems with those people,I can trust you, that you will help us, and that nothing bad will happen to the other young girls, to me, or to my family. The thing that worries me the most is that if they know that I spoke with someone they will find me,”

    How sad is it that you cast aside that plea and the child sex trade as a political game.

    btw- the FBI has been looking into this for months, not the R’s. I find it interesting that a NJ US Senator is under investigation for this (possible) disgraceful behavior and B’ville never mentions it. I wonder if he were a republican if it would get the same treatment here.

  15. POSTED BY croiagusanam  |  February 01, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    Yes indeed, herb. For we all learned with Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Anthony Weiner that the media NEVER goes after Democrats involved in sex scandals!

  16. POSTED BY Spiro T. Quayle  |  February 01, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    herb, the non-partisan? no way !

  17. POSTED BY State Street Pete  |  February 01, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    ew.

  18. POSTED BY cathar  |  February 01, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    To townie, who opined that Lautenberg’s remains would make for a better Senator than Geraldo, try and remember that it’s precisely because Lautenberg seems to, well, “dead” already while on the Senate floor that several seem to be lining up to run against him. And mainly from within his own party.

    Croiagusanam, while I agree that “the media” does go after Democrats involved in sex scandals, it never seems to be with the same near-unholy thirst for punishment it brings to coverage of Republicans. Also, you somehow forgot in your short list of Dems the very well-known story of Wilbur Mills.

    As well,the problem with Democrats involved in such scandals is that they too often insist on either “returning” (as per the rumors floating about Weiner) or staying in politics.

    Should Hillary run for President, I’m also certain that no interviewer from “the media” will ever ask her flat-out what she made of the Monica Lewinsky matter, and how it affected her marriage. (But if you can recall an instance where she did talk directly about this, please pass it on.)

    That Geraldo Rivera had the patience, or whatever we wish to call it, to swive with the scary-seeming Marian Javits (against a furnace as I recall), tells me quite enough about his qualifications for office, however.

  19. POSTED BY croiagusanam  |  February 01, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    Oh I see, the Democrats insist on staying. Unlike Ensign and Gibbons, I suppose. Or even the odious Larry Craig who recinded his resignation and then sued to have the charges dropped.

    How laughable your entire argument is. The media has no bias when it comes to this sort of thing. They are happy to pounce on pols of any stripe, and to claim otherwise makes one look foolish. Their “unholy thirst for punishment” is another howler. Why it almost makes them sound like Ken Starr!

  20. POSTED BY Mrs Martta  |  February 01, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    Let’s please add Rev. Al Sharpton to the list of disgraced Democrats who have somehow returned to the fold. I bring this up because the Tawana Brawley story is back in the news being that she owes money on the defamation settlement won against her by Dutchess County Prosecutor Steve Pagones. Nor did she–or Sharpton–ever issue one word of apology to any or all of the people defamed. Yet, here he is with his own show on MSNBC, going after all the “evil” Republicans.

    But back to Geraldo. I used to actually admire the guy, back in the 70s and early 80s, when he was an investigative journalist doing real stories. Today, he has entered the Land of Make Believe and seems to be more interested in the latest celebrity antics.

  21. POSTED BY herbeverschmel  |  February 01, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    btw- cro your the one that raised the media issue..i simply mentioned b’net didnt carry it and since it was a NJ issue i was suprised they ignored it…i think this act if true crosses the party line in appalling.

  22. POSTED BY Spiro T. Quayle  |  February 01, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    I agree, MM. Geraldo did some good reporting in the 1970′s – we’d see his segments back then on the local TV news in NYC. But, since you speak of old scandals, perhaps we can get a job for Ms. Brawley on those Rosland Capital “buy gold now” commercials we see on Foxnooz. After all, G Gordon Liddy ( another key player in another famous scandal ) seems to like the work.

  23. POSTED BY jcunningham  |  February 01, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    shame on you spiro!

    as a longtime b’net user, you should be painfully aware that herb’s concern over child prostitution and (especially) partisanship help define him as an internet screen name!

  24. POSTED BY Mrs Martta  |  February 01, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    I see Ms. Brawley more in this role:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWyHiV3l3MA

  25. POSTED BY croiagusanam  |  February 01, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Yes, MM. I heard all about Al Sharpton from Dick Morris!

  26. POSTED BY Spiro T. Quayle  |  February 01, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    In all fairness, MM, I think G Gordon should audition for that role, too.

  27. POSTED BY croiagusanam  |  February 01, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    Well Spiro, I think that the prognosticating abilities of the aforementioned Dick Morris, as well as Karl Rove, would make them naturals for this type of show!

    Not to mention our own ROC and his trusty Gallup poll.

  28. POSTED BY Mrs Martta  |  February 01, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    G. Gordon, now there’s an interesting character.

  29. POSTED BY herbeverschmel  |  February 11, 2013 @ 11:31 am
  30. POSTED BY croiagusanam  |  February 11, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    I don’t think that its coming as any great shock, herb, that Menendez is shady. That’s not to say that the underage hooker stuff is true, however. I’ve seen no proof of those charges, though they are tossed about carelessly.

    No, it appears that he is not a sleazy, ethically-challenged pol with a fondness for hookers. Just the the first two.

  31. POSTED BY cathar  |  February 11, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    Well, at least Menendez is OUR sleazy, ethically challenged pol, not other state’s. I’m sure those other states think we’re quite welcome to him, too.

    He’s especially Hudson County’s sleazy, ethically challenged politician. What fascinates me most so far about this latest incident in Menendez’s career was his pathetic explanation that his “busy travel schedule” had prevented him from addressing this matter before now. Followed by the seeming ease with which he subsequently cough up $60K to pay for to of those trips, since that much money is not exactly cat chow.

  32. POSTED BY Spiro T. Quayle  |  February 11, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    herb, I see you read the “NYSlimes”, having shared that feature with us. Good man !
    I’ll bet you enjoyed that other page 1 article about Missoula, Montana: “A Growing Trend: Young, Liberal, And Open to Big Government”.

  33. POSTED BY herbeverschmel  |  February 11, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    hey where are the lower rates dear leader promised us? here is another on from the slimes…..

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/business/despite-new-health-law-some-see-sharp-rise-in-premiums.html?pagewanted=1

  34. POSTED BY Spiro T. Quayle  |  February 11, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    You’ll surely have a chance for your own preference in a “dear leader” right around 2024, herb. In the meantime, Obama is it, and he will be followed by Ms. Clinton for yet another 8 years thereafter. The Reagan Revolution, after 31 years, is pushing up daisies. Might as well kick back and relax!

  35. POSTED BY herbeverschmel  |  February 11, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    u didnt answer my question.

  36. POSTED BY Spiro T. Quayle  |  February 11, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    It’s Sarah Palin’s birthday !

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