It is a truth more or less universally acknowledged that politicians have many characteristics, and one of them is their ability to try to pull the wool over the eyes of voters.
This Truth became very clear with respect to Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis. He’s trying to keep his lines of communication with Donald Trump’s base open.
So how is he doing that now, in the context of the Delta Variant?
He resists mask mandates; in fact, he resists anything which the Biden Administration calls for, when it comes to the Delta Variant and how to deal with it.
Initially, DeSantis threatened to withhold the salaries of Florida school officials who defy his anti-mask stunts (https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2021/08/12/desantis-backpedals-on-threat-to-withhold-salaries-of-defiant-school-officials-1389870); but then he realized that he has no authority to impose sanctions directly against school district officials.
But school district officials could vote to impose such sanctions on themselves, only human nature says that’s highly unlikely.
All this required us once again to call upon our Chief Florida Correspondent, associate solitary reporter Jim Mangam.
Mangam teleported himself to Tallahassee to confront DeSantis.
“Sir,” he began, "how about you Do the Right Thing by simply flipping your position, by emphasizing for once the health and safety of Florida children rather than your notably cruel pro-Trump position on masks and vaccinations?”
“No way, Jim, no way. Go on foot to your solitary reporter friend in Denver and tell him that if he ever tries to come into my state, he’ll regret it for the rest of his life.”