The Governors of New York, New Jersey, and Maine learned plenty recently. Perhaps fear made them tone deaf to the determined voice of a nurse - Kaci Hickox - and to civil rights - as articulated by her two sets of lawyers.
In the end, as USA Today reports, Hickox got her way. Maine District Court Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere reversed the quarantine restrictions he had put on her yesterday. Now she is free to leave her home.
The brands of all three took a hit. They are Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, and Paul LePage. Likely Cuomo will be re-elected. However, political experts will be watching election results for LePage on Tuesday. Will his attempt to protect the citizens of Maine help or hurt him. As for Christie, this setback could give Jeb Bush the edge.