The thing about being single minded is that it excuses all sorts of bad behaviors.
Is it 'bad behavior'? It's pretty universal that the selfish idolatry that Trump displays is bad. It's 100% self-serving. But Elon isn't self-serving. His objective isn't Elon it's sustainable energy and space travel. Was Grant a 'worse' general than McClellan because lost more soldiers?
What risk are we willing to take to accelerate kicking our pathetic addiction to fools fuel? If you acknowledge that the addiction itself carries a risk wouldn't that alter your view of the acceptable risk to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy? Elon left CA because their risk tolerance was ~zero. Having a higher risk tolerance isn't 'bad behavior'.... it's just having a higher risk tolerance. If
If Elon had endangered Franz von Holzhausen to the fury of an angry mob because he wanted to be CEO of Tesla for a few more years.... that would be one thing... He just wanted the factory to stay online with a few COVID precautions and CA wanted it shutdown. The move from CA had almost nothing to do with taxes.