Every now and then I’ll Google my hometown of Mahopac, N.Y., just to see what’s going down in the hood.
Today’s results were, eh, interesting.
The woman holding the ribbon in the above photograph is named Erin Meagher. She’s a 26-year-old Brewster, N.Y. resident who, until a few days ago, was the CEO of the Greter Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce.
I’m not sure what such a position actually entails, but apparently it grants one access to a considerable amount of money. Because, according to the Journal News‘ Michael P. McKinney, Meagher has “been charged with grand larceny and fired, accused of using its debit card to buy jewelry, dresses, Kate Spade handbags and Ivanka Trump shoes.”
On the down side, Meagher was canned, and she may well wind up doing some sort of time.
On the bright side, Meagher is a registered Republican who actually forked over some dough for Ivanka’s shoes. Which means, while she has questionable taste in footwear, there’s a solid 70 percent chance Meagher winds up working in the White House.
I’ll ask this: Why would a chamber of commerce give so much power and responsibility to a 26-year-old? I’m not saying folks that age can’t handle tasks, but … you’re the chamber of friggin’ commerce. The one thing that shouldn’t be lacking is business sense and hiring logic.
Alas, it didn’t work out with Erin. Or her shoes.