Great quote from the Kennedys TV drama. JFK hasn’t been in the job long when he laments the reality of his role to Jackie:

I’m starting to realize that this job is about choosing between two lousy options. And the right choice is the one that’s just a little less lousy.

That’s senior management isn’t it? By the time an issue gets to you, it has to be a tough call. If it was easy, people could make it themselves.