“Rules for thee, not for me.”
That saying has essentially become the catchphrase of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who has repeatedly defied her own COVID restrictions throughout the pandemic.
Last spring, her husband attempted to take their boat out onto a lake in Northern Michigan, despite her wife’s rule preventing other Michiganders from doing so.
Then there was the time Whitmer ignored her own rule about gathering in large crowds when she marched in a large George Floyd protest last summer.
And Whitmer traveled out of state twice, once to the inauguration of Joe Biden in DC, and then on a private jet to Florida to visit her father, despite admonishing Michiganders who even thought about traveling outside of the state.
Now, Whitmer has once again been caught in the act of defying her own arbitrary rules. This time, Whitmer was seen pictured with a dozen people at a restaurant in East Lansing, Michigan, despite having limited restaurants to allowing only six people at a table.
But rules don’t apply to the Wicked Witch of the North.
ClickonDetroit.com reported, “Since restaurant restrictions were put in place early in the pandemic, a six-person limit has been enforced for indoor dining.
This weekend, a photo surfaced showing the governor sitting at a table with at least 12 people. She said she went to the restaurant with some friends and when more people arrived, tables were pushed together to merge parties. She said everyone was vaccinated, so they didn’t stop to think about it being an issue.
‘In retrospect, I should have thought about it,’ Whitmer said. ‘I am human. I made a mistake, and I apologize.’”
She’s human? That is a weak-sauce apology. What about all the businesses that were forced to close their doors because of her draconian orders? All the employees who were laid off or let go? Are they not human too?
The arrogance of her statement is galling. The rules don’t apply to her, and it is only the rest of us plebs who have to fall in line. If we only listened to leaders like Governor Whitmer, we would all be safer. She knows what’s best for us commoners.
On Monday, Whitmer continued her tepid apology when she said the following during a press conference:
“So, I’ll just say this: I have put out a statement. I wrote that statement. It was an honest mistake, and I have apologized for it. I think that we have specifically not gone forward and penalized businesses that are trying to do the right thing. It’s those that have flouted and put people’s safety at risk that are the most concerning.”
Translation: “Leave me alone, I don’t want to talk about this, everyone is making a bigger deal out of my hypocrisy than should be made. These aren’t the droids you are looking for, move along.”
The hypocrisy of Governors like Whitmer, New York’s Andrew Cuomo, and California’s Gavin Newsom knows no bounds.
The only question is: Who is the worst governor of the bunch?
Now that is a debate with no wrong answer.