Mayor needs to wake up and smell the roses

By STEPHEN PINTO

Maybe the mayor already received his vaccine. I don’t know.

Should I care?

We should all care.

Why should he be vaccinated before any of us? So, he can go to Aruba in safety for a vacation? I’m not sure how he did it or even if he did it. It wouldn’t surprise me if he did.

I could easily hear him saying under his breath, “To hell with everyone else. I’m going to the front of the line. I’m the mayor. I deserve it before anyone else.”

Was he vaccinated before the police and firefighters?

Probably. It’s just a guess. But I don’t know.

In the meantime, I’m not sure why the airline industry is up and operating. Nothing like an up and running group of airlines ferrying thousands of infected people to destinations all over the nation as an open invitation to spread the virus.
If all accounts are correct, the virus is going to get worse before it gets better. Why would someone get on a plane right now is beyond comprehension?

Either you don’t care about your own well-being or you don’t care about anyone else’s well-being.

If you’re flying for an extremely important business matter or family emergency – this I can understand.

Flying for a vacation at this time as the mayor did is a selfish act.

Let’s face it, the political take on the pandemic for the most part among people like our mayor Is to do as I say, not as I do.

We’ve seen this play out with our mayor on two separate trips to Aruba – first when the pandemic broke out and the city shut down, and a second recent trip during Christmas when the pandemic ran wild.

It is still running wild.

Our governor Charlie Baker couldn’t visit his father for a year. Yet our mayor feels the need to put himself and others at risk to go on a vacation to Aruba.

I hope the mayor is in quarantine, but I doubt it.

He has gone on his merry way, again pretending to care. Do what I say, not what I do.

This is the mayor’s mantra. This is his selfish mindset. Sounds more like something a king or dictator would say. The mayor needs to wake up and to smell the roses.


Stephen Pinto writes about politics and city government. He is a longtime Everett resident.



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