Cory Booker should be in the next Old Spice Guy

After rescuing his neighbor from a burning building, Newark Mayor Cory Booker joins an elite list of politicians who have performed heroic acts while in office. While it’s inspiring anytime a stranger reaches out to help someone, it’s not often that the person risking his or her life happens to be an elected official.

We’ve compiled a partial list of past heroic feats performed by pols.

Not all of them have suffered burns like Booker or had their teeth knocked out like Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who sustained injuries while trying to defend an elderly woman. But each has helped redeem the much maligned image of elected officials, showing that along with their political credentials they can also be good Samaritans.

Read the Rest at Beyond The Call Of Duty: A Short List Of Heroic Acts By Politicians : It’s All Politics : NPR.

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