Jim Kenney assures everyone he is still Jim Kenney
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney used to tweet about everything. Literally everything on his mind. No, seriously, here's an drastically attenuated list of topics:
Marijuana, Michael Nutter, porn, jasmine oil, sadness, Philadelphia sports teams, people he doesn't like on Twitter, blocking people he doesn't like on Twitter, TV news anchors, hot sauce, Christmas movies.
But that was Councilman Kenney, the Kenney that one imagines propped on a barstool on a Monday night watching the Eagles game, one hand wrapped around a stiff drink, the other thumbing 140-character quips about Governor Chris Christie.
Mayoral candidate Kenney was, as many observed, much more controlled. He made a case for himself on the campaign trail as someone that wore his heart on his sleeve, but didn't let the emotions muddle his composure. And he had a top-notch staff that held him accountable.
Did he have to let go of certain parts of his personality? Will he ever be allowed free reign on his Twitter account again? With just four days until his inauguration, it's something Kenney wanted to answer. He sent out an email to assure everyone he is...well, still Jim Kenney, and still tweeting.
For proof, he included a sweary blooper reel from one of his campaign commercials.
One question I hear all the time: “When are you going to get your twitter feed back?”Guys, it’s still me tweeting. Really. And in case you were worried the “real” Jim Kenney was going to disappear once I took office, here’s a little New Year’s Eve present for you.