Birx busted

Deborah Birx is the latest official to be found out violating the restrictions she urges the rest of of us live under. In a long, detailed story the AP busts her here. RedState’s Nick Arama comments here. Contacted for comment by the AP, Birx pleaded not guilty to the charge of hypocrisy. I find her guilty with an explanation:

After The Associated Press raised questions about her Thanksgiving weekend travels, Birx acknowledged in a statement that she went to her Delaware property. She declined to be interviewed.

She insisted the purpose of the roughly 50-hour visit was to deal with the winterization of the property before a potential sale — something she says she previously hadn’t had time to do because of her busy schedule.

“I did not go to Delaware for the purpose of celebrating Thanksgiving,” Birx said in her statement, adding that her family shared a meal together while in Delaware.

Birx said that everyone on her Delaware trip belongs to her “immediate household,” even as she acknowledged they live in two different homes. She initially called the Potomac home a “3 generation household (formerly 4 generations).” White House officials later said it continues to be a four-generation household, a distinction that would include Birx as part of the home.

It’s not just the hypocrisy that sickens and enrages. It’s the rather obvious inference that they don’t really seem to think the restrictions she seeks to impose on us are really a matter of life and death.