The political comedians should be very happy with the new Washington scandal, Gaffegate. First of all, President Barack Obama sets a red line for the use of chemical weapons, then he gets Secretary of State John Kerry to top his earlier flip-flops to become a war hawk. But then he finds the nation is not behind him, so he goes to Congress for political cover and takes the other scandals off the front page. Then Kerry makes a gaffe about turning over the Syrian WMDs, which becomes Russian President Vladimir Putin's plan, making Russia looking like a peace-loving country. We can only hope the comedy isn't a tragedy in disguise.