As one of my friends once (accidentally) said, “[Fauci] ain’t the smartest tool in the shed.”
Were he at all intelligent, he would have at least chosen one line and stuck to it, in email and in person. As the released Fauci emails show, he couldn’t keep his comments straight. In-person, he flip-flopped on masks, first deciding they were unnecessary and then, when the tides of opinion changed, that they should be mandatory. His emails show what he knew from the beginning: they’re useless.
There’s more in the emails, of course. Much more. He was thanked for discounting the lab leak theory, ignored sensible advice and recommendations on how to responsibly handle the pandemic, and seemingly couldn’t spell anything correctly.
But, to me, the worst part is the mask email. He knew they were useless. Yet he wouldn’t say so in public and, as a result, condemned tens of millions of Americans to a life of wearing an uncomfortable and unhealthy piece of cloth over their faces anytime they went in public. The masks dehumanized us and were incredibly uncomfortable. Fauci could have stopped their use at any time, yet he refused to speak the truth.
And, returning to the main point, if he were more intelligent, he would have wiped his emails like Hillary did. Sure, it’d be sketchy. But no one would really know what was said. Now, thanks to what was either idiocy or insouciance (or likely both), we get to read through his emails and discover yet more examples of his lies and duplicity. In this case, thank goodness for Fauci’s incompetence!