It’s no joke—although the story is hilarious.
Jim Kenney, a councilman in Philadelphia, is reportedly paying $28,000 in taxpayer money to a firm called ChatterBlast to handle his social media strategy.
According to Philly.com—which has this entertaining story—ChatterBlast “monitors his Twitter and Facebook pages.” So why can’t Kenney tweet? He told Philly.com:
“I, at 53 years old, do not have that facility. So I need consultant advice to communicate with a group of folks who are not necessarily in my age group.”
This gets better. Kenney, who has the highest payroll of any Philly city council person, pays $30,000 to a politically connected PR guy named Martin O’Rourke, reports Philly.com.