For a moment, I felt sorry about what the recipient must have felt, and I was surprised by the feeling, fleeting though it was.
However, I do not agree with MSNBC commentators labeling it un-American. The recipient, whatever his title, deserves no respect, as he has shown no respect for opponents, those who disagree with him, true patriots, heroes, and immigrants, to name a few.
At last, the public had the opportunity to publicly show what they thought of him. I believe that's a good thing.