The classic photo-op is the politician standing with volunteers cleaning up a park or a beach and the politician is wearing a suit or a dress shirt, tie and slacks. The LEAST the politician can do is get his or her hands dirty before they take the picture. We pointed out the classic Peter Schmitt pose on our other blog. Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Chris Coschignano continued the tradition two weeks ago at a photo-op.
The caption to the photo says "Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Chris J. Coschignano supported employees from The Home Depot of Syosset with their volunteer effort to help clean-up TOBAY beach. Home Depot is another community group that has joined Councilman Coschignano’s call for clean-up efforts throughout the Town of Oyster Bay."
The Home Depot volunteers do a great service for the community. If Coschignano is serious about his "call for clean-up efforts," he should take off his tie and get to work too. Posing with a rake isn't the way to go.