Originally Posted by GnomeoftheWest
It's just that most woman I've discussed it with can't get past Jubal's ordering them about.
Hmmm... I wonder if these women you've discussed it with remember at the beginning when Jubal got a little too big for his britches, and all of his secretaries ganged up on him and threw him into the swimming pool? Jubal respected his secretaries completely and was utterly devoted to them... remember, he was the only one who could grok without without first being taught by Mike. Anyone who failed to see what Jubals character really was all about just didn't get what Heinlen was trying to purvey. He was a caring father figure, even wiser than Mike, and what made him perfect was that he was oblivous to his own wisdom and selfless love.