Not every spasm of manufactured outrage on the right – or the left, for that matter – requires a counter-spasm from its increasingly polar opposite. The more customary and probably appropriate response when facing such an inconvenient set of facts is simply to ignore it, and hopefully move on to more substantive matters.
Like firing the White House protocol staff, for starters, who are serving not merely our president but also our country very poorly. Because getting the small things right in foreign diplomacy is important to all of us, since it sets the expectations of foreign leaders – all of whom are, quite naturally, angling for advantage – about the character and intelligence of the man they are negotiating with.
Our president is many things, but he is not nearly as stupid as his people are making him – and us – look.
That, of course, is all about this, as illustrated above. Yeah, it was stupid. Yeah, it was a significant breach of protocol and most certainly a reason to clean house in that space. Lex is right... fire each and every incompetent SOB on the White House protocol staff, which would appear to be ALL of 'em. Other than that? Let's talk about Afghanistan. Or certain pending trials in New York City. Or frickin' Obamacare. There are many other, larger fish to fry.