This is a hard one. You’ll want to think about it carefully.
The two candidates for “most pathetic fact I’ve encountered today”:
1. That fake tough-guy Chris Christie had to – and did – offer a grovelling apology for calling Israeli-occupied territory on the West Bank “occupied territory.”
2. That the Republican kingmaker Christie had to crawl to owes most of his wealth to a deal with the Chinese government. (Whether or not that deal was secured corruptly is a separate question.) Adelson’s heart may be in Jerusalem, but his bankroll is in Macau, entirely at the mercy of Xi Jinping.