Recently declared presidential candidate Cory Booker announced this morning that he has a girlfriend and I haven't been this excited since Frankie and Charlie became official in 7th grade.
The New Jersey Senator was asked about the state of his union on The Breakfast Club and told host Charlamagne tha God "I’m dating somebody that’s really special... I've got a boo." This is, truly, the political news that will sustain me for the next 600 days of this election cycle. I am very invested in a reality where candidates who are women get to talk policy, introduce dynamic ideas, and drink beer on Instagram, and if men choose to run (which, side note to men: you don't have to), they talk about their relationships.
Booker, cuffing season's national representative, was circumspect about his beloved's identity, which, lemme tell you, was something Charlie tried in 7th grade but we saw right through that during a slow dance at Caitlin and Tiffany's B'not Mitzvah. So, I guess all we have to do is get Cory Booker someplace where a DJ puts on "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men and wait.
Booker has been recently attached to icon Rosario Dawson, with whom he caught Taylor Trensch in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen.
No shade to the erstwhile Mimi Marquez, who would absolutely make a fantastic First Lady (or president), but personally I'm rooting for Late Night star and GIF royalty Mindy Kaling to take up residence in the East Wing.
In 2017, Booker and Kaling exchanged a series of flirty tweets (which is exactly how things went down with Frankie and Charlie, except it was on AIM but we all saw the screenshots at Aparna's Halloween party. No, the other Aparna. Cool Aparna. Anyway, it was a whole thing.) The Booker/Kaling DM-ship began when Kaling's character on The Mindy Project dissed Newark and Booker responded.
Honestly, this is perfect. The heart emoji, the civic duty, the clear and unabashed evidence that he is totes paying attention to everything she does. Romcom gold over here.
Kaling responded with a heart emoji of her own. Though her words were cool, the timestamp doesn't lie. She wrote back seven minutes later. WAITING BY THE PHONE.
Senator, if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it's cool. Thanks for the ❤. It's mutual! https://t.co/KW2ibviREc- Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 23, 2017
Booker played it cool for a whole 27 minutes before making his big play: another heart emoji and an invitation to dinner. This isn't even a DM slide. He is straight up sauntering up to her in front of Jack and everyone. This is some John Cusack in Say Anything energy and it is powerful enough to start a car.
Kaling accepted while also giving herself a public transportation out.
yes. Now let me get the PATH train schedule.- Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 23, 2017
This is truly inspirational. I stan a future First Lady who makes a date whilst also clearly laying the groundwork for cancelling them should there be track work or a House Hunters marathon or whatever.
So, it's set, Mindy Kaling is our new First Lady and Queen of Conditional Plans. Just as long as Aunt Alma approves.
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