Leftists express outrage at anyone who considers defying the strict lockdown orders of power-hungry governors, no matter how stringent.
But does the indignation of these unprincipled liberal ideologues apply to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s husband? Or do rules only apply to the little people.
Last Monday, Whitmer announced the easing of some emergency orders in Northern Michigan. However, she told people living in the more populated parts of the state to stay away from the region’s tourist destinations.
Yet that didn’t stop Whitmer’s husband, Marc Mallory, from calling up a dock company near Traverse City and requesting they put his powerboat in the water in time for Memorial Day weekend.
The business owner explained more in a Facebook post (Townhall).
“This morning, I was out working when the office called me, there was a gentleman on hold who wanted his boat in the water before the weekend,” read a post from NorthShore Dock on Facebook. “Being Memorial weekend and the fact that we started working three weeks late means there is no chance this is going to happen.”
“Well our office personnel had explained this to the man and he replied, ‘I am the husband to the governor, will this make a difference?'”
The post was removed after it went viral, the company said, noting that they are too busy to handle media requests.
“After a long day of keeping crews running, adhering to the additional safety regulations that need to be in place to operate our small business and fielding calls from customers frustrated with our lagging installation schedule I was told the governor’s husband called asking for install availability,” the company said. “Up until this point we, as a company, had no idea we installed their dock or boat.”
According to NorthShore Dock, Michigan’s First Gentleman was gracious and understanding when his name dropping failed to produce the desired results. The governor’s office is refusing to comment on the controversy, saying they wouldn’t address “every rumor that is spread online.”