Watching some politicians get busted violating (or getting caught trying to violate, but then reversing course) their own Covid-19 related restrictions doesn’t seem to be as much about hypocrisy as that they just don’t seem to believe the warnings they breathlessly provide to the public. It’s not that much different from high-profile climate change alarmists who warn that the burning of fossil fuels is an existential threat to human life — all while they’re boarding private jets en route to their oceanside mansions or emergency conferences on global warming.
Another such example comes courtesy of the mayor of San Francisco, who reportedly followed the lead of the state’s governor when it comes to personal exceptions to their own policies:
EXCLUSIVE: San Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at the French Laundry the night after Newsom’s infamous, ill-advised, mid-pandemic soiree at the three-star Michelin restaurant.@hknightsf has the story: https://t.co/jMqJFsS6ji
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) December 1, 2020
London Breed's French Laundry dinner would have certainly violated health rules in S.F., which didn't allow restaurants to seat groups larger than 6 unless everyone lived together.
Three days after the dinner, Breed banned indoor dining altogether. https://t.co/BMNAznbMkm
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) December 2, 2020
Well isn’t this special:
"Breed took a few days off after Election Day and joined seven others the night of Nov. 7 to celebrate socialite Gorretti Lo Lui’s 60th birthday, Breed’s spokesman Jeff Cretan confirmed." https://t.co/IlSIBNCWBm
— Angela Hart (@ahartreports) December 1, 2020
SCOOP! My latest: Gavin Newsom wasn't the only one to attend a fancy birthday dinner at the French Laundry last month. San Francisco Mayor London Breed joined a socialite's dinner there the next night — and banned indoor dining in SF three days later.https://t.co/i2IrITKRc2
— Heather Knight (@hknightsf) December 1, 2020
They had us at “socialite”… that must make it OK.
Nobody really finds this surprising at this point do they? https://t.co/evTTYfNB7n
— Joe Buck. (@JosephBuck321) December 1, 2020
At this point, not at all.
Want to go out to eat but stuck under tyrannical stay at home orders? Just say you’re eating at an overpriced place like the French Laundry and apparently it’s not an issue for elected Democrats. https://t.co/tXciRY5bAN
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) December 2, 2020
This place must be really good, huh? The sweet taste of hypocrisy https://t.co/L6ZV4fNSBW
— Emily Larsen (@emilyelarsen) December 2, 2020
lol. this isn't that hard.
being a public official means following your own rules – even if you have to miss fancy dinners for it. https://t.co/BcK5IeqeGP
— Toby (@TobyCPhillips) December 1, 2020
There go her chances of higher office for a while. https://t.co/bQrnaBWolW
— Relentlessly Hasan (@RelentlessYapp) December 1, 2020
Today's edition of Lockdowns For Thee, But Not For Me https://t.co/YDWTPJeFSA
— errxn (@errxn) December 1, 2020
Republicans just had their best election in California in decades. Something tells me 2022 will be even better. https://t.co/KVFWMsFouB
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) December 1, 2020
We need a thread of California officials being hypocrites https://t.co/o3AjcS2k1L
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) December 1, 2020
We do our best to try and keep up.