This is not just an article, this is a truly good essay. Rarely have I read anything this well written from any politician. Do read it. It puts all the usual boilerplate, happy talk and empty clichés to shame.
I am genuinely impressed. I rarely am.
I admit I have mixed feelings about when people distinguish between nice and kind.
I'm totally on board with the idea that just being "nice" (that is, polite, civil) does not mean being kind. You can be "nice" and still be a jerk or even an evil person.
I want everyone who can to order 4 tests even if you don't think you need them, and you can get them into the community. Four per household is not enough for roommate situations or unhoused people. We need to show the demand.
Gorsuch is vaccinated and boosted, like all justices.
He also tests before court arguments.
So do advocates.
The Court upgraded its air-filtration system.
8 justices didn’t wear masks before 2 Fridays ago.
2 took off masks then.
Gorsuch doesn’t play theater.
The hilarious thing about this guy’s tweet is it requires one to not notice that the conservative justices’ whole thing is hiding regressive activism behind a pantomime of neutrality and apolitical judging.
A couple of years ago, Neil Gorsuch wrote a whole book lamenting the loss of civility in public life. In it, he quotes a rule George Washington is said to have learned as a child:
“Bedew no man’s face with your spittle, by approaching too near him when you speak.”
Kid you not.
Nina Totenberg reports that (1) the Chief Justice asked his colleagues to mask up out of respect for Sotomayor’s health concerns, (2) only Gorsuch refused, and (3) his refusal forced Sotomayor to participate in arguments and conference remotely. npr.org/2022/01/18/107342837…