If I told you the Democratic leader of the 33rd ward in Kensington was cited for public urination, you might say, “yeah, so what?”
But when the Democratic chairman of leafy Chester County, Pennsylvania get’s ticketed for relieving himself in public, that’s news.
I always love stories that show suburban politicians are capable of the same petty (or not so petty) corruption Philadelphia is routinely ridiculed for. This isn’t corruption, but it’s fun.
Brian McGinnis’s offense, allegedly committed right off West Chester’s main drag, comes amidst a fight for control of the county Democratic organization, and it turns out this isn’t his first legal tangle over tinkling. I’m in no position to judge him, and I’ll note he said the incident was related to “a private medical issue.”
Get all the details in Saturday’s well-reported story by the Inquirer’s Tricia Nadolny. And you’ll enjoy the comments below, too.
By the way, I mean no offense to Kensington. I worked on a weekly paper there years ago and have great affection for the place. My point is that rowhouse politicians in Philly are easy targets for stuff that also happens beyond City Line Avenue. Enjoy your week.