Not exactly a fox in the henhouse … more like Jethro behind the wheel of a Boeing.


Yes, I know – Dan Coffey being given a seat on the Redevelopment Commission is no different than placing Pope Benedict XVI (dude has more Roman numerals than a Chicago album) on the board of Emily’s List, but you have to give one thing to Coffey: He shows up for meetings … and that’s obviously detrimental to the city’s health.

So, was that the intent in appointing him?

Meanwhile, conjoined CM Steve Price is the council’s representative on the Urban Enterprise Association board, which has held six meetings to date in 2008. Price has attended two.

Could that be because there is no “P” in urban enterprise?

Batting .333 is excellent when it comes to baseball, less so when it comes to civic responsibility … don’t you think?