Am I right that this is the first case of a politician encouraging people to follow the rules *while* breaking them? We’ve had near-misses on that. The Twitter account for the mayor of Denver warned his constituents to avoid travel half an hour before he boarded a flight to Houston.
But no one’s actually had the stones to transmit a “stay home” request during his own out-of-town trip. Like, Gavin Newsom didn’t pause during his dinner at the French Laundry to post a Facebook message encouraging people not to dine out.
Congrats to Steve Adler on a truly next-level demonstration of COVID hypocrisy. In a month marked by dispiriting failures of leadership, he’s somehow distinguished himself in his contempt for what his constituents are coping with.