From the Tom Baugh brouhaha at Sipsey Street:
I have not read Mr. Baugh’s book but judging by the quality of this speech I suspect he is far more proficient at “Spanking the Monkey” than “Starving the Monkey.”
Mr. Franklin’s remark about hanging together or separately comes to mind. Or is the modern equivalent “Needle each other, and get the needle”?
Here’s an intelligent view of said brouhaha.