Sun Tzu The Art of War
I prefer the Army acronym: MOOSEMUSS! I begin to wonder if there are bitter little McCains running about on this forum.
Excellent! From a tactical genius to the ears of political babes. And when your Generals (or Senators as the case may be) are a bunch of wusses, you definitely don't fight when you don't have to, if you can accomplish the same objective without the fight.
If your objective is to get a person, any person, on the bench, then this comment would make sense. Our goal, and W's promise, was to get conservatives of the Scalia-Thomas stripe on the bench.
That objective was worth the fight. (And this kind of "fight" has no real casualties, supply lines, or terrain concerns, as Sun Tzu centered so much of his thought upon, making the application of his strategy even less meaningful.)
Once again, spineless Republicans think that they are somehow vulnerable when they stand up and proclaim that they want conservatives in government. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Pathetic.