If there's one thing we cats have learned in our non-blogging nine lives, it's this: Don't tussle with a nurse. As you can see from this picture, even the largest and fiercest members of our species are no match for an intrepid vet tech.
First, the ever-repulsive Christie caved and released Hickox, who just returned to the US from her volunteer work with Ebola patients in Africa, from her New Jersey prison. Now, the equally repellent LePage has backed off from a harsh quarantine in Maine, and is negotiating with Hickox to simply follow CDC guidelines for returning healthcare workers instead. Round one to Nurse Kaci!
We cats aren't surprised. Nurses have to put up with enough grief from doctors as it is. They're hardly going to let a couple of bullying, science-denying GOP Governors get them down.
But LePage's behavior has continued to be atrocious. He has — no joke — threatened Hickox with a mob attack if she leaves her house. "We can't protect her when she does that," he said, incredibly, of the nurse who has tested negative for Ebola.
What is it with these Republican bullies and their lack of respect for their constituents? From Christie's "sit and down and shut up" to LePage's incitement of violence, we cats are appalled. And we HISS.