You may know that in places like New York City, you must be vaccinated if you are to eat an indoor restaurant, which, given the current season, is pretty much every restaurant. However, it was discovered that someone who wasn’t vaccinated ate at such an indoor eatery in NYC recently. And the political left is demanding both answers and consequences.
Of course, it doesn’t help that the person who ate without being double jabbed was none other than hard-lined Republican and former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin.
Palin has made it clear over the past few months that she will not be getting double jabbed, not now or any time in the future. Not only does she believe that the vaccine is rather questionable, as do many other Americans, but she also doesn’t think that the federal or even state government should be able to make her health decisions for her. Again, she’s not alone on that one.
She likely also doesn’t agree with bans for the unvaccinated in places like New York City.
At this point, it is unclear whether or not Palin knew about the ban she supposedly broke or if her eating out at a restaurant in the city without being kicked out was simply a stroke of good luck.
According to The New York Times, Elio’s restaurant was attended by Palin on Saturday night. The question is, how did this happen as there is a ban on such activity, and, as I mentioned before, Palin has most certainly not been vaccinated?
And to make matters worse, it was found out that on Monday, Palin tested positive for COVID-19, meaning she could have exposed all those partaking of Elio’s Italian cuisine that night, as well as the staff with the virus.
Luca Guaitolini, the restaurant’s manager, said that the event was not done on purpose, and they were certainly not trying to make a statement about vaccines, mandates, or anything else. Instead, according to him, it’s far more likely that the staff “made a mistake,” either by not verifying her vaccination records or not noticing her come in.
He said, “She probably just walked in and strolled over (to the table). We are trying to get to the bottom of this.
Whatever the case, liberals are out for blood, both Palin’s and the restaurants.
According to the numerous comments left on social media about the instance, the city should immediately punish the restaurant for being so careless, whether unintentional or not.
One asked if a fine should be enforced, as is the so-called punishment for defying the current restaurant COVID protocols demand.
“The NYC restaurant where Sarah Palin dined has not notified customers they’ve been exposed to Covid and that staff would get tested too. Shouldn’t a fine be issued to the restaurant for violating Covid protocols?”
Others gave much more of a demand.
And, of course, still, others indicated that the restaurant should be brought to justice for exposing people to “a potentially lethal virus.”
However, it seems the city isn’t as ready to pounce as some of its residents. As The Times later reported, an anonymous spokesperson for the city said that they could not really enforce or punish said violators of the mandates unless a city inspector happened to witness the violation in question. And as no city inspector was present the night that Sarah Palin ate at Elio’s, the city will not be doing anything about it.
I can’t imagine this made any of those staunch and vaccine-friendly liberals very happy. And some, including the writer of both New York Times Articles, Priya Krishna, made sure to talk about their disappointment.
Others continued on the lines of having the restaurant fined. One even suggested that its liquor license be revoked, albeit temporarily.
But despite prods from the Times and the city’s liberal residents, it seems the city is sticking to their guns and letting the incident pass without punishment.
You’d think these people would have shown a little grace and mercy to an industry that has been reduced to the bare minimum in the last few years, thanks to COVID mandates and regulations. Then again, those on the left have never been known to think of anyone but themselves, have they?