If you’re worried about leaders who worry about being too “politically correct,” you might want to move to Walton, Kentucky, where the Mayor doesn’t worry about hurting anyone’s feelings, when it comes to be safe during the coronavirus epidemic. In a Facebook post (which you can see here), he wrote the following (we’ve censored out the non-family friendly language).
“Listen up dips—s and sensible people. I might not have the best bedside manor [sic]. I might not put you at ease like the Governor does, but I don’t care. You need to realize that this is a serious ordeal. In fact, it’s a big f—ing deal. Stay at home.
I didn’t give you information to induce panic. I gave you information, so that you’d be informed.
Maybe, just maybe, I am privy to information that you aren’t. I’m sorry for being the gossiping Mayor.
I’m tired of Covid-19 conference calls. I take 3 a day, plus one extra on the weekend with Kenton County. If you don’t like what I’m telling you, then go buy some toilet paper.
I pray every night that the State, County and region that I love with all of my heart will stop doing nonsensical things. Treat this seriously. If you don’t, then screw you (f— you is what I want to say, but I can’t).
This will pass. Take it seriously. It is here. Act like you have the virus and don’t spread it to other people. I have no doubt that it hasn’t already been here, but testing had been limited. More cases are coming. If you ignore this problem, the worst thing that could happen is that your mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, aunts, uncles could die.
Be responsible. If you don’t, then screw you.
Mayor Gabe Brown”
The comments on the Facebook post were divided, with some saying “He says and tells it like it is. No pussyfooting around. I like that in a person whether male or female,” and “I’m moving back to Walton next election just to vote for you again.” Other more sensitive types commented “If you want to be taken serious [sic] and be respected, knock off the bad language. No need for it!” and “how unprofessional. I think this guy lost his marbles.” One fan of grammar and spelling commented, “It’s bedside manner*!” Another commenter asked, “are you really a mayor?” And yes he is.