The bloom has fallen off the Whitmer rose, but the thorn remains.
Once considered a top pick in the Kentucky Derby of distaff politicians jostling for the second spot on the Biden presidential ticket, Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is lucky to survive a day that doesn’t involve a strident protest against her lockdown order.
While the governor has decided to take some reopening measures — particularly in the northern part of the state, which hasn’t been hit as hard — that still hasn’t quelled a lot of the anger. That’s especially true around a service which remains a thorny issue pretty much everywhere in America: haircuts.
Well, if you wanted a free haircut and happened to be in the vicinity of the state capitol in Lansing on Wednesday, you could have gotten rid of two months of coronavirus shagginess — and it didn’t cost you a dime, which is convenient when you consider Whitmerism’s effect on Michigan’s economy.