• Steve Koch, the latest member of Rahm Emanuel’s investment banking team at City Hall

When the newest member of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s economic team sat down for an extended interview on Chicago Tonight earlier this week, he shared the following information about how the administration will close the city’s annual budget gap, rebuild our infrastructure, and employ enough staffers to churn out newspaper columns about their extraordinary success—all without raising taxes:

Um, hold on—I’m watching again . . . I’m sure it’s coming . . . Got a few minutes more . . . Any time now . . .