Red-vest wearing, non-obsessive tweeting, seemingly-stealthy MAGA-ite Glenn Youngkin is not having a stellar first several weeks as Governor of Virginia in terms of building public support. 

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As to the last, #ReadTheRoomBuddy is trending due to an Alexandrian woman’s legitimate disgust at Glenn Youngkin bringing his anti-mask folly into her grocery store.

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Governor, where’s your mask?

[answer: … ‘we’re all making our choice today”]

Look around you. You’re in Alexandria. 

Read the room, buddy!

So many items to note and comment about from this short encounter:

  • Kudos to her for speaking truth to power, for speaking for the large majority of Virginians (and even higher percentage of blue Alexandria), and for standing up for basic public health (for which Youngkin and the VA GOP have utter disdain).
  • Youngkin is “making [his] choice” clear: to operate with utter disdain for basic public health guidance and others’ health amid the continuing Omicron wave and the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.  
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  • “He’s my Governor, too.”  Who is the man who got in this woman’s face to, it seems, stop her from speaking truth to power?
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As some have put it, this woman is today’s SHERO as she certainly exemplifies seizing the moment to speak truth to power.

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Friday, Feb 4, 2022 · 8:57:19 PM +00:00 · A Siegel

#ReadTheRoomBuddy has applications so far beyond bumpkin Youngkin.

Well put by Dylan Gross:

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Friday, Feb 4, 2022 · 9:16:47 PM +00:00 · A Siegel

Today is just not Youngkin’s day for masks as school districts suing him win in the first legal decision related to his anti-mask Executive Order:

Friday, Feb 4, 2022 · 9:35:45 PM +00:00 · A Siegel

At Blue Virginia, Lowell provides this introduction:

Great job by the woman calling out Youngkin for not wearing a mask in an Alexandria Safeway yesterday. As for the guy who gets in her face, that’s completely unacceptable behavior; is he a Youngkin staffer or what? By the way, the City of Alexandria says:

“The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department continue to urge Alexandria residents, businesses and visitors to ‘Wear It Well’ by wearing a mask in public indoor spaces, whether vaccinated or not. This follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that everyone should wear masks in indoor public settings in communities of substantial or high transmission.”

Not that Youngkin gives a rat’s hindquarters, because that’s how he and his party roll…

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