Nutter aide: Anonymous slam from Kenney camp ‘made me chuckle’

Mayor Nutter takes to Twitter in her defense, blasting “low down dirty” comments.

Desiree Peterkin Bell
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Mayor Nutter’s communications chief is laughing off a slam in today’s Daily News as she heads to a White House soiree.

The item, headlined “Kenney to Nutter aide: Bye, Felicia,” says Mayor Nutter is lobbying Mayor-elect Jim Kenney for a job for Desiree Peterkin Bell. The column reheats subtweets between Peterkin Bell and Kenney, but denies any hard feelings.

Instead, it won’t happen because of “broad consensus among the city’s business, government and community leaders that she fumbled the communications around the pope’s visit and that she lacks the necessary working relationships to do any better for the DNC,” according to that anonymous official.

“It made me chuckle this morning. I’m on my way to D.C as a guest of President Barack Obama’s Holiday Party,” Bell wrote in an email to Billy Penn. “I wish the new members of the Kenney Administration, the Mayor – elect and all my replacements a lot of luck ;-)”

The email was followed moments later by this tweet.

Update: Mayor Nutter weighs in on the “low down dirty” and “cowardly” comments in a tweet:

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Chris Krewson is the executive director of LION Publishers, a national nonprofit association that serves local journalism entrepreneurs build sustainable news organizations, and the founding editor of Billy Penn. He lives in Havertown.