Poor Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Michigan’s gun rights-hating authoritarian governor has suffered through some bad days of late. Her most recent cry for help? On Tuesday, she bemoaned how her family can see men with “automatic rifles” from the front window of her home. And she’s not talking about the Michigan cops on her protective detail.
Governor “Half” Whitmer has suffered all manner of humiliation in recent days, much of it self-imposed. She ordered her state’s residents not to visit their own summer homes, then got caught at her own.
Then came news over the Memorial Day weekend that her husband’s attempted to use his wife’s office to get their family’s boat put into the water ahead of the little people before the Memorial Day weekend. Because in a state where all animals are equal, some are more equal than others.
From Fox News:
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer faced backlash from Republican lawmakers after a reported request from her husband to get the family’s boat out on the water before Memorial Day weekend — far from their home in Lansing…
In Facebook posts no longer visible to the public, NorthShore Dock LLC and its owner, Tad Dowker, focused on what Dowker said was a request last week by Whitmer’s husband, Marc Mallory. The posts caught the attention of Republican state lawmakers, who said the governor’s family may not have wanted to follow the guidance she’s issued for the rest of the state.
“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,” Dowker posted, The Detroit News reported. “Being Memorial weekend and the fact that we started working three weeks late means there is no chance this is going to happen.”
He continued, “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 docking company later noted that Mallory respectfully accepted that the accommodation would not be possible.
The governor later claimed her husband drove (two vehicles in) a 400-mile round trip during her “stay at home” order to rake leaves at their vacation home before returning home. Who drives 400 miles to rake some leaves? Especially in the middle of May?
And now, at Tuesday’s Chinese virus press conference, Gretchen “Half” Whitmer complained that she can see protesters armed with “automatic rifles” from her home’s windows. Her primary residence, that is. Not her summer home’s windows.
From Deadline Detroit:
Gov. Grechen Whitmer, addressing some of the anger and backlash from her Covid-related orders, said Tuesday her family has seen “men with automatic rifles standing in view of our front window outside of our home.”
“We have read the vile things people have said and written in response to my stay-home, stay-safe order,” she said at a press conference on the virus. “My daughters have seen the likeness of their mother hung from a noose in effigy. We have weathered demonstrations that were egged on or participated in by some sitting Republican leaders.”
These scandals are all on top of the Whitmer administration suing to keep water levels artificially high on Wixom Lake this spring in order to protect the mussel population.
Now, after the dam on that lake failed, about 10,000 residents have lost their homes. Yet Governor Whitmer’s more worried about the sight of protesters legally open carrying long guns within eyesight of her home.
Poor Gretchen. None of this is likely to help her in her campaign to be Joe Biden’s running mate. Bless her heart.