Being a politician must be maddening. You could be wandering the street, minding your own business, and someone asks to take a photo with you. And you say yes, obviously, because you’re a politician. And, whoops, suddenly you’re in a photo with the “Because We’re the Shit” t-shirt guy.
That was my favorite Mayor Nutter photo until this weekend, when he posed with a few women on the Erin Express, “Philadelphia’s #1 St. Patrick’s Day celebration.”
Yes, that woman's t-shirt says "Alcohol & Party & Molly & Sluts." It is a Wildwood boardwalk t-shirt, even if it wasn't purchased there.
Yes, scanning the #ErinExpress hashtag on Twitter is an entertaining romp. Here are some other tweets I enjoyed. As a public service to my fellow Irish-Americans, they've been carefully selected as to not embarrass anyone personally by name — well, too much.
— Matt Ryan (@TheReelMattRyan) March 15, 2014
Ya know, desperate alcoholics may have something with this while drinking in the daytime thing. #ErinExpress
— James Acker (@AckWords) March 15, 2014
I'm not foaming at the mouth tryna fight people!! So I guess #erinexpress part 2 is a success!!!
— Rishi Sharma (@BigReesh) March 15, 2014
The.bus man has a hype man lol #erinexpress
— Cody O'Connor (@Cody_Ohhh10) March 15, 2014
Yesterday def took like 5 years off my life #erinexpress
— WP (@bigggwillystyle) March 16, 2014
— Tanya Heath (@livetheshowtyme) March 15, 2014
— shane (@theycallm3goose) March 16, 2014
woke up at 9 am to the bassline of "shots" pumping through my neighbors walls #ErinExpress
— king bedhead (@DNNSWLSN) March 15, 2014
And, of course, there was some valuable social commentary on Erin Express as well.
watching all the people in green stumble home, they all look defeated #erinexpress
— Amelia Martin (@AmeliaBedilia43) March 15, 2014
It's like I'm on the #ErinExpress, but without the bus, or the bars, or the friends, and watching "Back To The Future II" in my underwear.
— mike (@book_club) March 16, 2014
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