How badly does the campaign of New Jersey senate candidate Steve Lonegan want to make the "Cory Booker might be gay" thing happen? Badly enough that Rick Shaftan, a "senior staffer and key strategist" on the campaign, is now insisting that Booker's flirtatious Twitter chats with a stripper were evidence of gayness:
"It was just weird. I mean, to me, you know, hey, if he said, 'Hey, you got really hot breasts man, I'd love to suck on them.' Then like, yeah, cool. But like, he didn't say that," Shaftan explained. "It was like kind of like, I don't know, it was like what a gay guy would say to a stripper. It's the way he was talking to her. It's just like like there was no sexual interest at all. I don't know. To me, if I was single and you know like some stripper was tweeting me, I might take advantage of the perks of the office, you know?"
You can read all about Shaftan's pickup techniques in his upcoming self-help book, HOT BOOBIES, GIVE ME THE BOOBIES: The Art of Seduction.