Man, it is never good news when anyone from Pennsylvania shows up on Gawker and/or Jimmy Kimmel. This time around the wheel of perpetual shame, a councilman from Washington, PA “accidentally” used his city wide emergency alert system to call his college friend Brian “gay.” Of course, he meant “gay” as in happy and not as a synonym for homosexual– that would be absolutely crass.
Councilman Matt Staniszewski says he was testing the local transit alert system, which, quite hilariously, turned out to be working just fine. As expected, the message “This is a test. Brian is gay.” pissed of Washington’s mayor, Brenda Davis, who referred to the incident as “completely inappropriate and unprofessional coming from an elected official.” She now intends to investigate Staniszeweski’s relationship to the company nTouch Inc., the group that was hired to handle the transit department’s IT services, according to Gawker.
The councilman (who may have also received two DUIs–allegedly) has since released one of the ballsy-est statements in the history of politics, maintaining that, “It’s offensive and unprofessional for the mayor to automatically assume one definition of the word when there are multiple definitions.”
We usually like to refrain from playing “Guess that Homonym,” so we’ll let Jimmy Kimmel handle the obligatory commentary.