In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was unwilling to come to the rescue of a Twitter user who complained, “my nigga i m running out of hotpockets to put in the oven.” Booker replied, “I believe in you. I know this is a problem you can handle.”

But as it turns out, in Cory Booker’s Newark, the squeaky wheel gets the microwaveable Hot Pockets grease.

Nice public relations move on the part of Hot Pockets. Here’s the letter the company sent to Mayor Booker, along with hundreds of coupons for free grub in a microwave-ready sleeve.

Well. Thank goodness Newark’s most pressing post-Sandy crisis has been resolved. It’s a good thing Mayor Booker got Tyree Humes to handle this problem on his own.

You know what they say: Give a man a Hot Pockets coupon, he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man that whining about his dwindling Hot Pockets supply on Twitter pays off, he’ll feel entitled for a lifetime.

  • Josh

    Shame they can’t actually cook them cause their power’s still out.

    • Vivian

      Yeah, was just thinking the same.

      • Cyborg0012

        Second that. Dang, I guess poke a stick through them and roast them over a camp fire?

      • Cyborg0012

        Second that. Dang, I guess poke a stick through them and roast them over a camp fire?

    • Vivian

      Yeah, was just thinking the same.

    • Terry_Jim

      You could build a solar oven that works with some foil, cardboard, and a little ingenuity… never mind.

    • Terry_Jim

      You could build a solar oven that works with some foil, cardboard, and a little ingenuity… never mind.

    • 3beaunabelle

      Not true, City of Newark had their power back within 24 hours. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/10/pseg_restores_power_to_newark.html

      • Josh

        Maybe you should follow him on Twitter. He was frantically trying to pacify angry residents for like a week.

        • 3beaunabelle

          I just saw his feed. I don’t get it. PSE&G went there first.

  • Josh

    Shame they can’t actually cook them cause their power’s still out.

  • Jamie Wilson

    Are the grocery stores wherein they can redeem these coupons open? Do they have gas to get to the store? And can they buy several and keep them in their non-working refrigerators? And hey, aren’t they digging themselves out of a winter storm?

    C’mon, Conagra, think this one thru! How about a flatbed shipment of shelf-stable foods instead, along with packets of coupons? It would be tax-deductible and actually do some good.

    Oh, but that’s right – Obama sez no food donations, donate money to the Red Cross instead. What was I thinking?

  • Jamie Wilson

    Are the grocery stores wherein they can redeem these coupons open? Do they have gas to get to the store? And can they buy several and keep them in their non-working refrigerators? And hey, aren’t they digging themselves out of a winter storm?

    C’mon, Conagra, think this one thru! How about a flatbed shipment of shelf-stable foods instead, along with packets of coupons? It would be tax-deductible and actually do some good.

    Oh, but that’s right – Obama sez no food donations, donate money to the Red Cross instead. What was I thinking?

  • Scott

    I hear they were giving them out at the polls on Tue. A free hot pocket for every 3 votes for “o” . No one took them up on the offer because voting 3 times was too much like WORK!!!!!!

  • Scott

    I hear they were giving them out at the polls on Tue. A free hot pocket for every 3 votes for “o” . No one took them up on the offer because voting 3 times was too much like WORK!!!!!!

  • TiLiNi

    Since Jim Gaffigan, i don’t eat HotPockets 😉

    • Jason4Breakfast

      “Death Pockets!”

  • TiLiNi

    Since Jim Gaffigan, i don’t eat HotPockets 😉

  • kate_middleton

    That’s really good PR for Hot Pockets. Pretty good idea.

  • SansMercy

    Booker gets some kudos. He’s been working very hard after the storm and I think he’s done a great job.

    • el_polacko

      really ?? seems like i’ve seen him spend most of his time commenting on cnn. i guess that constitutes doing a “great job” in our new obamaworld.

  • Liberal Hater

    ALways good to reinforce with the Obama voters that someone will come and give them free shit.

  • 3beaunabelle

    The city of Newark was without power for less than 24 hours after Sandy. Yet many parts of NY, NJ & CT remain without power 10 days later. Where’s the coupons for Staten Island? Rockaway? Jersey Shore?

  • brewerandpatriot

    WHile these whiny mooches burn their mouth on the magma that squirts out when one takes that first bite. Of course, they would all sue ConAgra and take ambulances to the ER for tenth-degree burns…

  • ZoriahShepard

    Whenever I’m in the middle of a crisis, my first thought is always “Where’s my hot pocket??!!” It can make or break you.

  • el_polacko

    this is a joke…right ? .. a coupon ? for a cold ‘hot’ pocket ?? and these are the same people who mocked romney for his 5k+ donation ? jeezus.

  • el_polacko

    where’s the grape soda ?!?