Gavin Newsom nailed for shutting down businesses – but not his own wineries

A lot of people are slapping down California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom for ordering that bars and other businesses close down, while leaving alone the county where his businesses reside:



Apparently, he has four of them in Napa Valley:

Wineries, a popular destination on a summer holiday weekend, were forced to close in the affected counties. Californians who’d planned on visiting places like Temecula or Santa Barbara or the Santa Ynez Valley or Fairfield or the Santa Clara Valley to celebrate Independence Day with some local wines face a tough choice: either stay home or find an open winery somewhere like San Diego County or Napa County.

Napa County, where Gov. Gavin Newsom’s business, PlumpJack Wines, operates a tasting room – a tasting room that’s open all weekend long.

Well, isn’t that convenient.

Yeah, I mean, this is the kind of gotcha that social media loves, but to be honest, I’m not sure it’s that devastating. If it were just his businesses open while everything else in the county was closed, that’s one thing. But he just decided to shut down some counties while leaving others open, ostensibly because the virus is hitting some worse than others. I mean, isn’t that what many skeptics were calling for? Localized shutdowns instead of across-the-board broadbrush solutions? In any case, people love pointing and screaming about hypocrisy, so here we are.

[H/T: Red State.]

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