Check that. It wasn’t closed to everybody. Which is to say it was open to the guy who decreed it was shut down to everyone else due to the risk of COVID. That guy of course was New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who headed over to the Great White Way to dance with his wife on a small stage decked out in Roman statuary and magnums of Champagne.
If all that wasn’t chutzpah enough, Hiz Dishonor posted a video recording of the pas de deux to social media so that all the country could look on admiringly.
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) January 1, 2021
De Blasio’s dimwitted New Year’s Eve snub was just the latest demonstration of Democratic politicians in power in the era of COVID-19. The most famous was California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s three-hour dinner at the French Laundry, though New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy certainly gets a dishonorable mention for his leisurely dinner in a restaurant with family and friends after declaring dining out in the Garden State off-limits to the hoi polloi.
His wife was not the only woman de Blasio spent time with last night. He also appeared on CNN with Alisyn Camerota, where he previewed his duet and spoke, incredibly, of the need for unity in the country.
Well, Alisyn, I was thrilled to join with you and bring in the New Year a few years ago, I’m going to be doing the same thing this time. I’ll be up there with my wife Chirlane and it’s one of the great joys of this job to be able to officially welcome in the New Year, but this one is going to be something unbelievable. In a country, in a city that sometimes could use some more unity, one thing unifies all of us as Americans, we want to get the hell rid of 2020. [Laughter] I think it’s going to be an amazing moment and I guarantee you I will push that button on time and make sure we get the new year immediately.
If there’s one thing that unifies Americans, it’s the desire to get the hell rid of de Blasio.