I realize politics tend to bring out extremes, (and extremists) but the Chris Christie flap dominating the news is beyond extreme. With all that is going on in our country, not to mention the world; couldn't we find a more deserving issue?
The media is, of course, partly to blame, but like yapping dogs chasing a car, it's just "what they do." The main culprit is Christie himself. Either he is so addicted to the light of public attention he can no longer differentiate between positive and negative or he doesn't care, or the president's "world apology tour" so impressed him, he is emulating his idol in hopes it will work for him.
Agreed, an apology was in order, but two hours? Give us a break! If he truly didn't know he could have just said, "Sorry, I didn't know. I've disciplined those responsible." If he did know, he could have said, "Sorry, I screwed up. I'll be more careful." The dogs would have continued to yap till they found another car to chase, and it if resurfaced from time to time in his campaign, so what?
In a similar, and more vindictive move, last year in retaliation for the government shutdown, the president unnecessarily closed the World War II Memorial in D.C. to our few remaining vets making their last visits to a shrine they so richly deserve and, as an added slap in their face, opened an area to illegal immigrants for an amnesty rally!
Hillary Clinton, bless her heart, when confronted with her responsibility for the unnecessary deaths of four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador, slithered out of it with her immortal retort, "What difference, at this point, does it make?"
And let us not forget Bill Clinton's, "That depends on your definition of the word is."