That’s Not Luck – That’s Nepotism

One reads that 33-year-old Bucks exec Alex Lasry got COVID-19 vaccine, says he was ‘lucky’ to jump line:

As the son of a billionaire, Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry is used to jumping to the front of the line.

The 33-year-old New York native is even thinking of running as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin, despite his lack of political experience.

But Lasry said Thursday that he didn’t receive any favoritism when he got a COVID-19 vaccination on Monday afternoon at Ovation Chai Point Senior Living on Milwaukee’s east side.

“I just got lucky,” Lasry said.

Lasry, the son of Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, said his wife, Lauren, got a call on Monday from her uncle, who is rabbi at Chai Point, saying the senior living center had some extra, unused doses of the vaccine.

Because she is pregnant, Lasry said, his wife chose not to get a shot. So Lasry said he stepped forward so the medicine wouldn’t go to waste.

(Emphasis in original.)

By his own account, Lasry admits that “Honestly, if I wasn’t married to Lauren, I don’t know that I would have gotten a call or known about it.”

That’s not luck – that’s nepotism.

On Twitter, Jud Lounsbury wryly observes that whatever Lasry’s political ambitions might be, his actions will prove “Disqualifying. There is no greater sin in the Midwest than cutting in line.”

Indeed. Before this story, Lasry had little chance of winning a U.S. Senate primary contest in Wisconsin.

Now he has none.


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