An accidental Instagram post left on Mayor Tom Menino’s official Twitter page had the outgoing mayor sporting red nail polish and kvetching about the heat. Could anyone blame him? It appears an over-eager social media maven is to blame.
The original Tweet read: “Ballot 799 in North End. Almost skipped this one for margs but civic duty won. #toohottovote #masen.”
It then flashed a pair of red nails and a proud “I Voted” sticker.
The mayor’s Twitter account soon after posted an update, making clear his stance on using temperature as an out for civic obligations:
Though I love the red nail polish & the civic engagement, I voted in Hyde Park today. Earlier tweet not my own. #itsnevertoohottovote— Mayor Tom Menino (@mayortommenino) June 25, 2013
The original Tweet, which appears to have been sent from the Instagram account of Katie Ward, formerly of the City of Boston, was deleted, but not before 140-character jesters could have some fun.
Mayor Margnino— Ratty (@HeyRatty) June 25, 2013
City Hall now has an opening for someone to handle social media, I reckon. #mayormargaritas— Sean Smyth (@smythsays) June 25, 2013
@mayortommenino pleasssse tell me that that entire tweet was true :)— Zach Schwartz (@ZMSchwartz) June 25, 2013
All in all, though, it seems to have been handled better than Sen. Scott Brown’s Bqhatevwr-gate.