Details are leaking out every few days on the California governor’s dinner party he said was held outside when the rest of us have been told not to eat inside and not to have more than three households present for a meal and to make sure we wear our masks between bites of food.
There is a deeper issue than merely the flaming hypocrisy of leaders demanding we follow harsh rules while blatantly ignoring the rules themselves.
The real issue is the governor and his friends (including at least three lobbyists) made a self-assessment of the risks to themselves of going out to dinner with a group of at least five other couples. They concluded that was an acceptable risk to given their age and health.
Good for them. They have the ability to make decisions for themselves as to what is acceptable or what is too risky.
The serious, freedom-threatening issue is you and I should be able to do the same thing.
We should be able to decide for ourselves what is an acceptable risk and what is unacceptable.
Here is a listing of the coverage by your humble correspondent:
- Rising danger from leaders revealing their hypocrisy during the pandemic lockdown.– Multiple examples of political leaders ignoring the rules they impose on you and me. This is undercutting the public’s trust in our leaders. There is danger when people start to feel like they have been played for a chump.
- Flagrant examples of hypocrisy just keep on rolling… This time $500 per person dinner with five other couples. – Gov. attends a dinner with at least 12 people present. Claims it was held outdoors. Cost estimated at $1,000 per couple
- The governor’s $500+ per person outdoor dinner wasn’t all that much, um, outdoorsy. – Photos taken by someone dining at the restaurant shows the meal was held indoors. Group was so rowdy the sliding glass doors to the room had to be closed.
- Wow. News about that outdoor dinner served indoors to six households gets worse by the day. – Attendees at the dinner include the CEO of the California Medical Association and the senior lobbyist of CMA. Looks like a lobbying event.
- About the governor’s dinner…it keeps getting worse. – Several reporters are hearing that anywhere from 20 to 22 people attended with the bar tab ranging from $12,000-$15,000 for the group. That pushes the average cost to about $1,100 per person.