Andrew Breitbart in the Washington Times brought me to the state of dueling reflexes:
BREITBART: How Sean Penn won the war
Mr. Penn has spent a generation portraying his public self as a narcissistic, petulant, pugilistic and insufferable left-winger, but in fact he is a rational, even-keeled gentleman and a devoted teetotaling devotee of family values.
What makes his secret life all the more remarkable is that he didn't learn these skills at Langley, Va. - CIA Headquarters USA. He is an auto-didact - a self-taught master of disguise. He's not just a method actor, but a method spy as well.
The tattooed hand recalls another intellectual heavy-weight: