Austin Mayor Steve Adler, a Democrat, offered a thoughtful and politically correct coronavirus warning to the people of his Texas city. He told them to stay vigilant and stay home. And he threatened to shut the town down if people didn’t follow the rules.
“We need to stay home if you can,” Adler said on a video in November reported by the Austin American-Statesman. “This is not the time to relax. We are going to be looking really closely. … We may have to close things down if we are not careful.”
Only one tiny problem. According to the newspaper, Mayor Adler wasn’t at home following his own rules. He was hanging out in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on vacation with others.
John lists a bunch of politicians who have been caught dirty as far as abiding by their own restrictions goes. He even mentions Groot by name, but he reaches all the back to Groot’s haircut, carefully avoiding numerous other incidents by her and our part-time resident Illinois governor, making us think that poor John is trying to be seen as mostly harmless by local pols so that he can get invited back to their cocktail parties.
Maybe we’re wrong.
But we decided to do a little investigating on our own about local pols flouting and avoiding COVID restrictions. And boy oh boy, did we find one. We’ll be putting it all together for tomorrow’s top post. You aren’t going to want to miss this one – it has photographs and everything.