It didn’t take long (only 49 days) for two Naperville city council members to say something foolish thereby ‘losing’ their oversized, comfy, chairs-on-wheels at the dais causing them to stand henceforth during meetings. Whether or not they will be accountable and actually do it is doubtful.
As predicted, Patty Gustin is the first council member to say something foolish. It happened during the February 4th council meeting. Watch and listen as Gustin expresses her words-of-wisdom “we don’t sell kids in store fronts” in response to a comment by councilman John Krummen:
Gustin had the chance to throw away the shovel she used to dig her hole, but no, she had to solidify her hold on the first council member to say something foolish, by following it with another gem-of-wisdom and saying “we don’t breed people like dogs”. Also, check out the expression on council Krummen’s face at the end of his comment. It’s as if he swallowed a hair ball; he wasn’t a happy camper with Gustin.
Not only should her chair-on-wheels be confiscated, it should be donated to a local pet store for puppies to use for fun-rides around the pet store.
Soon afterward, councilman Patrick Kelly became the second council member qualifying to lose his council chair for uttering a foolish comment. It happened when Kelly, also a member of Naperville’s Housing Advisory Commission, stated after learning Naperville needed to add a ‘fertilizer-load’ of affordable housing units, when he said “It was like, holy cow! That’s a lot of units! Where would we even put them!”
Keep in mind he is a council member; he’s a member of Naperville’s Housing Advisory Commission, and he’s shocked about the situation? Where has he been! Holy cow, what was he thinking when he said that!
Two council members already standing by mid-February. At that rate the entire council should be without chairs by Labor Day. Odds are they will be standing by the Fourth of July for more than the Pledge of Allegiance.