Our country’s feckless leadership continues proving over and over again how and why we are in the current pandemic mess we are in. On Tuesday, there was a video of Vice President Mike Pence visiting with patients and staff at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. What stood out in the video was how Pence did not wear the clinic’s required face mask. Everybody else did. Just not Mike. Was it a show of fealty to the world’s dumbest leader? Did the Lord come to Mike in a dream and tell Mike that he too is Jesus? Who knows?
After the video went around, the Mayo Clinic tweeted out that they had informed the vice president of their mask policy before his arrival. That tweet has now been deleted. The mixture of Pence’s dangerous behavior and the Mayo Clinic’s quick retraction brought #MayoClinic and #MayoClinicPence to the top of the trending lists.
The clinic’s response and second response, in one tweet.
And then the replies came.
There’s a lot of evidence for this gangster-inspired theory.
Fair enough. Science and helping others seem to be exclusively partisan qualities these days.
Of course, there was the general bewilderment at our current administration’s mind-bending, confusing moves.
And there were others who wanted to remind everyone that Mike Pence didn’t just show up yesterday. He’s been an incompetent theocrat for decades now.
And then there was the humor we look toward to get us through this madness.