Mini-Rumination: Too Dumb for Public Office?

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a member of Philadelphia’s city council is paying a consultant $29,000 a year to tweet for him.  When asked why he needs someone to tweet for him, nit-twit councilman James Kenney explained, “I, at 53 years old, do not have that facility.”

The initial reaction has been outrage that an elected official is paying this consultant with public money.  The consensus seems to be that such services would more appropriately be paid from the councilman’s campaign funds.

But aren’t critics overlooking a broader issue?  Shouldn’t someone who apparently isn’t smart enough to learn how to tweet be considered too stupid to hold elected office?

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