Michael Goodwin of the New York Post examines the latest failings of America’s top government executives.

With apologies to an old television comedy, the week that was in America was no laughing matter.

On Wednesday, President Biden asked a crowd whether a dead lawmaker, Indiana Republican Jackie Walorski, was in the audience.

“Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? I didn’t think she was — she wasn’t going to be here,” Biden said.

Walorski and two aides died in an August car crash. At the time, the White House issued a condolence statement in the president’s name.

The next day, it was Vice President Kamala Harris’ turn to play the village idiot. Make that the global village idiot.

After touring the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea, the vice president forgot whose side we’re on.

“The United States shares a very important relationship, which is an alliance with the Republic of North Korea,” Harris said. “It is an alliance that is strong and enduring.”

Whatever her excuse, if past is prelude, some poor staffer will be sent packing under the ruse that the veep wasn’t properly briefed!

Meanwhile, North Korea marked her visit with a spree of weapon tests, firing ballistic missiles four times in a week.

That kind of response helped to cut short mockery over the White House’s Dumb & Dumber act, and Friday brought an even bigger reminder there is nothing funny about Vladimir Putin. Although his threats are growing almost as fast as his army’s losses in Ukraine, he got the world’s attention by declaring that Russia annexed four Ukrainian regions and would use nuclear weapons to defend them.

In a speech that twisted history to make Russia a victim, the czar-wanna-be called America the “enemy,” claimed it was possessed by “Satanism” and, in the most ominous passage, warned: “The United States is the only country in the world that has used nuclear weapons twice, destroying the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. And they created a precedent.”