Then again, maybe not. Culpepper has been communicating with the media primarily through email. That's right, email. This recent trade demand email is only the latest; he's been writing emails to the Trib for a while. In these emails, in my opinion, he comes off as a slightly deranged human being who is still capable of using reason.
Then again, have you ever offended somebody over email, message board, or blog? Probably. The internet is an easy forum for saying bizarre or hurtful things. It's writing, so tone becomes difficult. But to write a letter takes time, effort, and thought. To launch out an email takes a few flicks on the keyboard and a click on "send." Emails are usually sent without a great deal of thought; our immediate reaction, our emotional response, to something we hear or read, gets sent off in seconds.
So Culpepper may not be completely crazy. He may just be appearing crazy because of the email medium. But...I think he's probably a little crazy. Dave Chappelle says calling people crazy is a way to dismiss people we don't understand, and I think he's probably right. So I shouldn't call Culpepper crazy...maybe a little crazed?