Anchorage Assemblyman Chris Constant, on Aug. 24, voted to ask the mayor to encourage everyone to mask up against covid-19 in city-owned buildings. About the same time, nearly everyone on the Assembly except Jamie Allard began wearing masks at Assembly meetings again.
Constant’s authority doesn’t extend past the Assembly, and so mandatory masking in Anchorage buildings ended with the last mayoral administration. But Constant has been at the forefront of the mask brigade.
Surprisingly, Constant was spotted last week partying in the Mat-Su Valley at a wedding, at a venue where no one was wearing a mask, whether indoors or outdoors, not even Constant.
But the very next week he was back in work sessions wearing his mask again and never appearing in public without one.
It’s evident in the photographs obtained by Must Read Alaska that on Sept. 5, he was not socially distanced during the wedding, and was photographed close to several people.
Like Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, who was caught partying at an exclusive Napa restaurant called the French Laundry, Constant demonstrates that masking is part leadership theater, part control mechanism for the little people.
The governor of California is facing a recall election on Tuesday. But Constant, who represents the most far left portion of Anchorage, will likely face no admonishments from his liberal allies.