SHANE’S EXCELLENT NEW WORDS: Coffey is unabashed, and so the embarrassment belongs to the city — again.


“Psychopaths, and to a degree, sociopaths, show a lack of emotion, especially the social emotions, such as shame, guilt, and embarrassment.”
— William Hirstein, What Is A Psychopath?

There’s an oft-repeated saying:

“It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.” 

Perhaps, although there’s another, lesser known maxim about civic embarrassment:

“It takes a village to make a village idiot.”

There are roughly 37,000 New Albanians.

How many of them would be able to get away with setting up shop to conduct cash business on city property without permission for four solid days, and evade repercussions?

I think you know the answer.

Here’s the chronology.

Unless the Redevelopment Commission or City Hall granted permission, Dan Coffey illegally parked cars on city property during Harvest Homecoming. Period. Censure, anyone?

ASK THE BORED: Maserati, Mussolini, Missoula — whatever, so the Green Mouse is off to learn more about Dan Coffey’s HH parking profits at the infamous grassy knoll.

UPDATE: BOW suggests it wasn’t informed about councilman Dan Coffey’s Harvest Homecoming parking profits at 32 Bank Street.

GREEN MOUSE SAYS: Did BOW give Dan Coffey permission to leverage city-owned ground during the Orange Occupation?