..it represents a lack of conviction. IOW's while he does think you are stupid he isn't sure how stupid you are.
as to this.."Solenhofen/Nixon"
I can only state that I am indeed honored to be considered a peer of Archae's.
I am equally honored to be considered of even little note to Mr. West.
I am a little fish in a big big sea, but it is nice to know that I am not invisable.If the worth of a man is to be judged by the tenor of his opponents......to quote Sally Field"they like me they reall really like me!"
PS; to Gerd I apologise if my superficial contributions in any way interfere or detract from your proffessional rebuttal.