"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it."
Nothing like taking a comedic double entendre and making it serious...
He served during Reagan's presidency. I remember his name on FedRes notes.
What is begun in anger, ends in shame.
If we're going that route, perhaps he was also referring to Dave Himslef, noted fan of the musical stylings of Astroqueen.
naha! OP has corrected title! There we go. Thank you OP.