Rules for Thee, but Not for Me: Chicago Mayor Tells Everyone to Stay Home, Then Gets a Haircut and Has Worst Excuse Ever

Lori Lightfoot, President of the Chicago Police Board and Chair of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force, addresses inquiries during a news conference related to the findings of an investigation into the Chicago Police Department by the Department of Justice on Friday, Jan 13, 2017 in Chicago. (Santiago Covarrubias/Sun Times via AP)

Rules for thee, but not for me.

That’s one of the things that some Democrats seem to have been demonstrating during the pandemic.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, for example, finally got around to telling people that they should be staying home (after first encouraging folks to ignore all the signs and go out to the parades and the movie theater). Then he decided he could still drag his staff out to go to the gym.

Now we have Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot.

Lightfoot even made a cute video for the general public telling them to stay at home, as my colleague Kira Davis reported.

Stay home, save lives. She certainly makes the point, right? She wouldn’t go out then after she told everyone else in Chicago to stay home, right?

Eh, not so much.

Lightfoot got busted for getting a haircut when a picture with her stylist was posted online.

Her excuse for violating her own edict? She’s the “face of the city.”

From Townhall:

“I think what really people want to talk about is, we’re talking about people dying here. We’re talking about significant health disparities. I think that’s what people care most about,” Lightfoot said, trying to deflect. “The woman who cut my hair had a mask and gloves on so we are, I am practicing what I’m preaching.”

But the real kicker: Lightfoot believes her haircut was considered essential because she’s “the public face of this city.”

“I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye,” she stated.

“I’m a person who, I take my personal hygiene very seriously. As I said, I felt like I needed to have a haircut,” Lightfoot said. “I’m not able to do that myself, so I got a haircut. You want to talk more about that?”

The pictures also made it clear that Lightfoot was not “practicing what she was preaching,” that she and the stylist were right next to each other without any masks or gloves.

What was also ironic was that in her video, the mayor had chastised people saying that now was “not the time to get your roots done,” specifically as a way of encouraging people not to go to a stylist.

Meanwhile, she was enforcing the rules against other people, even people going for a walk.