Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Politicians and Lockdowns (for other people)

Nothing sums up better the kind of person who runs for office in America than the repeated stories about governors and mayors of both parties who enact limits on gatherings for their citizens while going ahead with their own fundraisers, holiday parties, and rallies: Mississippi, Austin, GeorgiaCalifornia, etc.  Most politicians are obsessively social people who run for office so they can feel like they're at the center of it all – the “room where it happens” – and they simply can't imagine life without that stimulus. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, defending her choice to attend a Biden victory party: “There are times when we actually do need to have relief and come together, and I felt like that was one of those times.”

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