His comments on the loss of the sense of the sacred is very powerful. His choice to only call on members of the Press who know a Gold Star family was a pointed comment. It was nice to see that several members did know one (or claimed to, at least), and asked good questions.
The post title is how he described the current controversy, but he expanded his remarks to talk about other experiences he had where clueless politicians inserted their ego into what should have been a solemn memorial occasion. It's probably too much to hope for that this Republic will take a step back from the Abyss of Madness which is staring into us, but this might be a start.
So let it be written, so let it be done.