My brilliant friend Dale Dutcher of Cary NC has taught me a lot. He's got his ways and I have mine. Both of us are brilliant scholars and supporters of the great American way. And each of us has his own inimitable style of going about this.
Dale is the consummate gentleman, whose discourse is clever but civil. My approach is radical, hurtful satire which is intended to knock the stuffing out of the adversary, and ask or give no quarter. As a result, everyone loves and respects Dale. And those same people -- usually liberal, socialist, anti-American rapscallions -- invariably despise me.
It's the way of the world, and I accept it. I think Dale is happy with the state of things too.