Monday, May 4, 2020
Governor Mike Parson
This is an example of the poor leadership being provided by Republicans in this country.
It's an appearance by Missouri Governor Mike Parson. He is visiting a facility run by disabled veterans and he and what looks to be his staff are not wearing masks. It is entirely possible that they wore masks during other parts of their itinerary today but this is what is critical. When given a chance to appear in public and show support for the idea of protecting the health of veterans, Parson decided he was not going to be inconvenienced.
Parson should have put on mask in order to help normalize this as a means of keeping people safe. Wearing a mask isn't about you. It's about what you're willing to do to stop the spread of the virus. If a leader like Parson isn't willing to show the citizens of his state that it is the right thing to do when it comes to wearing a mask, then why is anyone surprised to see people refusing to wear masks?
These piss poor examples of leadership should be remembered the next time someone like Parson has to face the voters, but it will all go down the memory hole. We do not learn, we do not remember what's important, the only thing that will matter is if liberals cried real tears when the governor showed everyone what stuff he's made of.
What a goddamned disgrace.