He can't take the heat with out crying to his fossil wife and she has to go to bat for him. They loved the letter to the editor:
""Hey folks -- it's no use reacting to Michael Combs' diatribes to The Editor. It's like picking up litter on the beach; it comes back mindless and unconscious of thoughtful intent.So let him litterDon't be bitterLet sanity ruleAnd don't play with this fool!""
That contributor hit the nail on the head. Mike's fossil had to respond with all of the Comb's self aggrandizing and me-me-me. She says Mike's even a mensa, you know. We all know he is a menso. Look it up in your Spanish slang dictionary.