The Dems, facing horrible polls, are pivoting away from COVID identity politics, but their elite class is bitterly clinging to it anyway because it gives them purpose and meaning.
Ruth Marcus, Deputy Editorial Page Editor / Washington Post – Where was Justice Neil Gorsuch’s mask?
“Where was Justice Neil M. Gorsuch’s mask? If you think this sounds like a trivial question, I dissent. I believe it goes to the heart of our fraying social fabric.”
I’d like to think that “fraying social fabric” is a pun, but I may be overestimating Ruth there.
This is not the Gorsuch way. He doesn’t like being told what to do. Listen to his comments in the case involving vaccine mandates for staff at hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions that take Medicare and Medicaid funds — and his repeated invocation of how the government was trying to “control” employees. That’s a phrase from the statute at issue, but it’s also a notion that seemed to particularly exercise the libertarian Gorsuch.
Maybe Ruth can ask her boss. A brief review of James Bond villain, Amazon honcho, and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos shows no apparent snaps of him wearing masks when he’s partying in his yacht, going into space, or hugging The Rock at the People’s Choice Awards.
If it’s good enough for Ruth’s boss, it ought to be good enough for a Supreme Court Justice.
Perhaps Ruth can take up the fraying social fabric with her boss. Or doesn’t mask shaming work that way?