iamgregg wrote:It's his incredibly self-absorbed arrogant reasons for it that's getting the attention. Quite honestly, it's so ridiculous it makes me chuckle.
joejlitz wrote:You don't want to go to the White House? That's fine, don't go. But just shut up about it. If you never opened your mouth, this wouldn't have been an issue.
These two quotes sum up my feelings on this. The failure to recognize that there are greater things than you is in play here. It is laughable in its silliness. And had he just shut up about his reasons, nobody anywhere would have cared that he didn't make the trip.
Main Entry: off–sea·son
: a time of suspended or reduced brain activity on the part of many athletes; especially : the time during which an athlete is not training or competing, allowing them time to make ridiculous comments and/or engage in embarrassing activities.