Gavin Newsom, the governor of California with the slicked-back hair, has, according to Congressman Tom McClintock, apparently done us an unwitting favour, being caught flaunting the same bothersome and burdensome Covid protocols he has imposed on the residents of the golden coast. There he was, in a upscale restaurant, imbibing expensive wine his fellow bon vivants, no social distancing, no masks – all in all, livin’ it up at the Hotel California.
The local Mercury News writes:
Newsom publicly apologized for attending the dinner, saying he should have practiced what he preached. The same day, he announced tight new restrictions to combat a fall surge of the virus, including the closure of most nonessential businesses, restaurants, bars and places of worship. On Thursday, Newsom tacked on a month-long curfew shutting down non-essential work and gatherings from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for 94% of the state’s population.