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—which has this entertaining story—ChatterBlast “monitors his Twitter and Facebook pages.” So why can’t Kenney tweet? He told

“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

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