Think before you tweet?


State Sen. LeAnna Washington (D., Philadelphia) posted this eyebrow-raising tweet earlier today about a shredding event she's sponsoring this weekend:

5h  Have sensitive documents that you want to destroy safely? Come out to Crestmont Park from 9 a.m. - Noon on 11/16! FREE!

Washington, for those who may have missed the stories, had her Philadelphia-area legislative offices searched last month by agents with the state Attorney General's Office. The agents were looking for any evidence of campaign activity.

Washington has said only that she is cooperating with the investigation.

But one has to wonder whether it's a good idea, public relations-wise, to be holding such an event, let alone beckoning the public to destroy "sensitive documents."

A spokeswoman for the senator could not immediately be reached for comment.

-Angela Couloumbis


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