Something they may want to consider: Whether reform passes this year or not, the status quo really is untenable.
They consider Leno ambitious, ego-driven, but a respectable guy who was put in an untenable position.
But the way things have been going in Iraq, even that more-modest troop presence, could be untenable.
Earlier this week, American officials, who have previously backed him, discreetly admitted his rule is “untenable.”
Suing him—and dragging their dealings and relationship into open court—is an untenable option.
But this is a sentiment which—except in the mere matter of buying and selling—time will show to be untenable.
Then when you found a part of your theory was untenable you rejected the whole of it.
It is hard to bring such men to see how untenable their own position is.
Calendar surrendered an untenable position as gracefully as could be wished.
He saw in a moment that she was right, and an untenable relief passed over him.