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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Shorter Trump Administration: Fuck "Leadership by Example".

Vice President Mike Pence chose not to wear a face mask Tuesday during a tour of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, an apparent violation of the world-renowned medical center’s policy requiring them. ... Pence was the only participant not to wear a mask during a roundtable discussion on Mayo’s coronavirus testing and research programs. All the other participants did, including Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Hahn, top Mayo officials, Gov. Tim Walz and U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn.
Pence was blathering that since he doesn't have coronavirus, he didn't need to wear a mask. That, of course, is utter bullshit. The reason that Pence, aka Baby-Trump, didn't wear a mask was because Trump doesn't wear masks.

When Trump wiggles his fingers, Pence's arms move.

Good leadership involves not just telling people what to do, but doing it as an example. Walking the walk, not talking the talk. The term. in this instance, is "presidential modeling", where a president, by his actions and deeds, promotes healthy behavior.

Trump is the fattest president since William H. Taft. Which can be expected, as the only exercise he gets is blowing his fuses on Twitter. Teddy Roosevelt was chunky, but he did exercise and, when war came, he ran to the sound of the guns. Trump, on the other hand, ran to the draft board with an exemption letter that his dad (allegedly) procured.

So one might presume that Trump's bone spurs keep him from wearing a mask.


The New York Crank said...

I wish someone at the Mayo Clinic had the spine to tell Pence, "No mask, no entry. Period."

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Eck! said...

To Pence and cronies...

Four legs good two legs better... Animal Farm.

They are an example of whats wrong.


bearsense said...

Look on the bright side. Should pence fart, trump will suffer a traumatic amputation somewhere between the wrist and elbow.

Leo Knight said...

It was deliberate. It was a photo op, and he wanted to be seen. He also was leading by example. He showed he doesn't want to follow safety rules, and expects others to flout them as well.