It’s been two weeks since Gov. Polis first announced he was exposed to someone with COVID-19 and it looks like we can close the books on any explanation as to how he contracted the virus.
The Colorado media doesn’t demand transparency from this Democrat administration.
But to be fair, the media didn’t bother asking Rudy Giuliani either how he contracted the virus recently. They just counted how many times they saw him without a mask and assumed the rest.
That explanation wouldn’t work for Polis, because nearly every time we see him speak, he’s not wearing a mask, either. We’ve seen him in a lot of places not wearing a mask, indoors and outside.
Would the media just have us assume that when Polis is not speaking in public, he’s wearing his mask.
It’s scandalous that as an elected official, Polis would oversee a government charged with tracking the virus, encourage Coloradans to sign up for cell phone tracing and alerts and yet steadfastly refuse to divulge how it was traced to him or tracked forward.
It’s hypocritical that Polis’s executive orders have put tens of thousands of Coloradans out of work, closed businesses, and violated our constitutional rights to worship and assemble to stop the spread of a disease his own rules didn’t stop him from contracting.
If the governor truly believes it is none of our business how he caught the virus or its tracing, in spite of his own rules, he should explain why.
He’s divulged more about his husband’s condition than his own.
And while we don’t believe the public deserves to know how their children are faring, how they are being cared for in a home with COVID, or if they are even with their parents — Coloradans do actually care and would like to hear the children are fine.
That’s called compassion.
But the information we expect about the governor himself, that’s called transparency.