Philly councilman pays firm $28K in tax money to tweet for him

A quote in this story from the councilman’s PR guy is priceless—a must read.

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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.

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