Listeners to Charlie Sykes on Monday were treated to the revelation that when Charlie Sykes was a kid he would "cover his jewels" in the locker room after phy ed. The reason: At some point, a phy ed teacher warned that towel snapping could inadvertently shatter a testicle!
The Brawler's analysis of Sykes' behavior:
1. Sykes is unusually susceptible to made-up threats. Hence his support for Bush's invasion of Iraq. Indeed,"fear" is the GOP's best friend. And Sykes, the tough guy who at least twice called Obama a "sniveling, snot-nosed community organizer" has fear in spades.
2. Sykes is gripped by a profound sense of inadequacy leading him to side with politicians or policies that strike him as tough and heap abuse on those he views as "weaker" (the poor).
5. Something else.
Whatever the case, the Brawler can state with metaphysical certitude that Sykes needs to ponder the meaning of the letters "TMI".
Update: Much of this post has been restored after mysteriously being lost in the intertubes.