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Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Mt. Vernon porn joke by Hyland aide draws no laughs

Sometimes the whole April Fools thing can really backfire. Ask Ron Fitzsimmons, an assistant to Fairfax Supervisor Gerry Hyland (D-Mt. Vernon). Or former assistant.

According to the stellar Potomac News.com, on April 1 Fitzsimmons posted to his Facebook page, called “Mount Vernon News,” that the adult video and novelty chain MVC was looking to buy a building that currently houses a Safeway in the Hollin Hall area of Mount Vernon.

Hey, April 1 here. Gerry Connolly did it and nobody fired him.

But the Mt. Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce complained, according to the Potomac News, and Fitzsimmons apologized, took the post down, and on Sunday he resigned. A spokesman for Hyland said the supervisor didn’t ask for the resignation.

More at Potomac News.com.

By  |  05:45 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Categories:  Mount Vernon, Fairfax County | Tags:  Mount Vernon, Gerry Hyland, Virginia

 
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