MADISON — At a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Tony Evers chuckled when asked by a reporter, “When are you going to say that we can stop wearing masks?”
“That’s a great question,” the governor said, chortling through his mask. He sounded a bit like Snuffleupagus, Big Bird’s friend from Sesame Street.
Evers’ answer: “When it’s safe.”
When will it be “safe?” When more than 70 percent of Wisconsinites get their COVID vaccines? When we’ve reached herd immunity?
It will be safe when this controlling governor decides it’s safe — and not a minute before.
“We don’t have a mask mandate in this state, in case you didn’t know that,” Evers said, still smarting from the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s ruling knocking out Evers’ illegal statewide face covering edict. So the Democrat is “relying” on local unelected public health bureaucrats to carry out the administration’s will.
For now, Evers says he’s wearing a mask around the office but not at the Executive Mansion. He’s been vaccinated, “twice.” But he’s not taking any chances, and he’d prefer you didn’t, either.
“I will continue to wear masks if I’m in a situation where I feel it’s warranted.”
In other words, all political situations.