“We are all in this together” is the ad-speak slogan of the pandemic.
Like all slogans, it’s a lie.
A group of political leaders declared themselves essential, decided that the media was essential, and the began deciding who was and wasn’t essential, also who would live or die. They themselves never lived by the rules they imposed on others.
Look at their haircuts and makeup.
Gov. Pritzker’s family spent time on their horse estates in Florida and Wisconsin. And Governor Whitmer?
There are special rules for essential grandma-killers who function as dictators.
The governor of Michigan — whose strict coronavirus lockdown policies have caused infamous revolts in the state — is taking heat after her husband appeared to have flouted some of her own advice about holiday travel.
Last Monday, Whitmer announced that she was lifting some lockdown restrictions in areas before Memorial Day weekend.
But “if you don’t live in these regions … think long and hard before you take a trip into them,” she said.
“A small spike could put the hospital system in dire straits pretty quickly. That’s precisely why we’re asking everyone to continue doing their part. Don’t descend on [waterfront] Traverse City from all regions of the state.”
Everyone who isn’t the governor and her family.
Three days later, a marina owner wrote on Facebook that the governor’s husband, Marc Mallory, had asked its workers to get their nearby boat in the water before Memorial Day, the Detroit News said Monday.
The vacation property that the governor and her husband own is about 25 minutes from Traverse City, the News said. The couple’s main residence is in Lansing.
“This morning, I was out working when the office called me, there was a gentleman on hold who wanted his boat in the water before the weekend,” NorthShore Dock LLC owner Tad Dowker wrote Thursday on Facebook, according to the News, which said the posting has since been made private.
“Being Memorial weekend and the fact that we started working three weeks late means there is no chance this is going to happen,’’ Dowker wrote, the paper said.
“Well our office personnel had explained this to the man and he replied, ‘I am the husband to the governor, will this make a difference?’ ”
We are not in this together.