The guy that many people believe will be Barack Obama’s successor, Senator Cory Booker (D–New Jersey), said from the Congressional floor (during a Congressional hearing about climate change, of course) that his first and only driving trip was from New Jersey … to Hawaii.
His first vehicle was apparently the Magic School Bus, or perhaps he can actually drive on water. Or maybe Cory Booker is actually James Bond, and he had just gotten a prototype of an amphibious car from Q. I don’t know. His exact words, just in case you (like me) almost can’t believe he could have even thought this was a passable fib:
Right after I turned seventeen and got my New Jersey driver’s license, one of the earliest places I drove was a trip—the only trip I’ve ever taken—to … was to Hawaii, and I found it to be an extraordinary state, except for one…
At which point another Democrat, Martin Heinrich, saved Booker’s bacon, kind of, by stating rather baldly: “You didn’t drive to Hawaii.”