Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson delivers remarks at the McAleese Defense Programs Conference. Richardson spoke on budget, acquisition, manning and retention, resources, and the future of the Navy

Former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson just gave the weakest of weak-ass excuses for the litany of disasters that define his legacy.

"Your character is like a muscle," Richardson told Washington Post reporter Dan Lamothe in a recent interview. "It sort of gets stronger when you train it, and then it gets fatigued when you strain it and you use it a lot."

Richardson was speaking about scandals plaguing the Navy SEALs, but considering the other catastrophes during his tenure as CNO, Twitter users seized on Richardson's comment about character fatigue as ironic, incomplete, and totally clueless.

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