Democratic Senators had two options when facing Russ Feingold's call for censure: stand, fight and lose and try and change the broader frame that they're wimps or cut, run and lose and reinforce the broader frame that they're wimps.
Which would it be...
Democratic leaders shy away from censure plan
Democrats Beat Quick Retreat on Call to Censure President
Democrats attempt to postpone effort to censure Bush
Perhaps we should have offered them more Rooby Racks.