Back in Texas, and using the New York Times to respond to allegations of cowardice, Texas State Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) has this to say:
“This is not Alamo stuff. This is serious, but it’s no life or death matter.”
“I don’t perceive what I’m doing as caving. I’m pursuing a different strategy.”
Different? Yes, I suppose capitulation is in fact different–not wise or effective, but different.