[Ed. – If they do, the next question becomes ‘will know they know enough to choose more wisely next time?’]
Nearly a year into the pandemic, people on both coasts are increasingly fed up with their leaders. In California, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has done such a poor job handling COVID-19 that activists in the state have submitted more than 1.1 million signatures for a “Recall Newsom” ballot initiative, hoping to qualify for inclusion by the March 17 deadline. In New York, previously chummy reporters and TV anchors are finally holding Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s feet to the fire after reports surfaced that his administration had not only issued a March directive that put nursing home residents’ lives in peril but had also hidden the total deaths resulting from that decision.
For those who soured on the efficacy of lockdowns many months ago, or voiced skepticism of executive power right from the start, the incompetence of Newsom and Cuomo is unsurprising.