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    highacidity, Akonitum

    It would be easy to veer off into the uselessly metaphysical in approaching this topic, but you've kept it solidly grounded.  I love the example of the Reagan comment.  I have heard people offering the opinion that he was goading Bill Clinton, and that seemed right to an extent, but you've fleshed it out even better, because to get away with a move like this you really do need to have understood the rhythm and intent of the attacker and found the optimal position and timing to apply a counter-attack.  Touche, indeed.

    The man's got skills.

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