I did tell CDS ( then a RN five star ) he was incorrect ( about a ship's status ) Sir. He was very gracious about it and stopped beating me when I started bleeding.
The fact that Manning looks like a child and despite his alleged smarts, probably isn't very mature leads me to feel a bit sorry for him in his predicament. If he was a big scary looking bruiser with one eyebrow and eyes too close together I'd hate him. Snowdon is more loathesome.
He may have "got away" with the big one but he is down for a 150 year stretch so I don't think it is all good for him. That said I believe he may well enjoy the showers as he bats in that manner by all accounts.