As you’re probably aware, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has gone bonkers with the calls for masking, both indoors and outdoors:
Wearing a mask is not a political statement.
Wearing a mask is an act of kindness.
Masks don’t just protect you, they protect everyone around you from COVID-19.
Today I'm wearing my mask for our kids who are headed back to school soon and our hardworking health care heroes.
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) August 27, 2021
Today we have 1,000 COVID-19 patients in our hospitals. I’m continuing to take actions to protect Oregonians and save lives.
Effective Friday 8/27, masks will be required in public outdoors settings where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status. pic.twitter.com/0EU6bteTPU
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) August 24, 2021
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler also wants everybody to join him in “making a commitment to protect those around us by wearing a mask at all times while indoors”:
Oregon's indoor face-covering requirement is in effect as of today. Please join me in making a commitment to protect those around us by wearing a mask at all times while indoors. https://t.co/yCXwvyL35V
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) August 13, 2021
However, Wheeler and others were spotted indoors not practicing what he preached, but he had an excuse at the ready:
This story also includes an image we obtained of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler at a gathering inside a hotel last week.
His office says they were in compliance with the mask mandate because they were “actively eating and/or drinking."
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) August 27, 2021
As usual, the “rules” are for you, not them.
every kid wearing a mask in school would like a word with Mayor Wheeler. https://t.co/1HbXd0szwv
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) August 27, 2021
Always keep a water bottle next to you. Any time some asks about masks, just say that you’re “actively” drinking. 😉 https://t.co/oxzwV0G72m
— Qi, the Super White Asian (@StateOfQi) August 27, 2021
The delta variant is very polite and will wait until you’re done chewing. https://t.co/FKucXNZ25L
— Stephen Robinson (@SER1897) August 27, 2021
Non.stop. You fools who support these mask mandates can’t see you are being played. https://t.co/IrgiQ3iqWB
— It’s called balance (@Balance1512) August 27, 2021
This kind of “active” eating and drinking would get all these people kicked off an airplane. https://t.co/5x8ggXmwc4
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) August 27, 2021
— Ben West (@BenforOregon) August 27, 2021
None of these clowns ever follow the idiotic rules they impose on you. https://t.co/hCj3NKPzoc
— IT Guy (@ITGuy1959) August 27, 2021
Rules for thee . . . https://t.co/osGbQaKMXM
— Arizona Kate (@TucsonTrumpGirl) August 27, 2021
Wheeler should start hanging out with California Gov. Gavin Newsom!