CARL's diplomatic skills were the null set. Even when on occasion something he said might have some substantive merit (and often it didn't), he phrased things in the most provocative manner possible to try pick a fight. I don't miss him.
I did get a chuckle that he kept calling me a "liberal" however. If I am a "liberal," just what does that make a majority of the forum, or at least a substantial plurality of it?
I too received the "liberal" label from him which was funny in its own way considering how some archprogressives here think I'm a conservative tool. He definitely was an example of those who define politics and politicians only with regard to their own narrow bÍte noire.
Not a conservative tool, only stuck in the 18th century.