It may have come too late to salvage his reputation, but rookie Edmonton MLA Doug Elniski has learned a valuable lesson about the dangers of posting your every passing thought online. If you’re an elected official, just don’t do it— at least, not when it involves commenting on the patrons at a local porn shop, or offering advice to teenage girls on how to attract men. Calgary Herald columnist Don Braid describes Elniski’s now-aborted foray into the twitterverse as “addled-brained,” which seems like a fair assessment. Although, it’s worth noting that Elniski managed to get himself in trouble with his blog, as well—and while he attempted to send that down the memory hole by taking it offline as soon as the controversy erupted, for the moment, it lives on in Google cache.
Alberta MLA twitters his way into a political firestorm
Doug Elniski has some thoughts on porn patrons and advice for young girls
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