Mad over mask mandates? Miss me with that.

One of my favorite bumper stickers– and a personal philosophy - says If at first you don’t succeed – blame whoever ain’t here.

That seems to be the motto of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Republican leaders when it comes to the resurgence of covid-19 and its variant strains.

The re-emergence of a new strain of the disease that a few short months ago seemed en route to eradication couldn’t possibly have anything to do with their refusal to follow CDC guidelines and implement mask mandates or encourage people to get vaccinated, could it?

Not to hear them tell it.