Dr Christine Ford’s negotiating to appear at the senate to testify is worse than those that Bobby Fischer or the North Vietnamese might have demanded, respectively, for their appearances at a chess championship or the Paris Peace talks. That was all about the size and kind of the table. One would think that Dr. Ford wants to appear to testify rather than it being an onerous burden for her. If that is the case the Senate should simply let her off the hook and cancel the day for her to testify and hold a vote instead. There is no need to keep setting back the date for her testimony because of her unwillingness to appear unless certain conditions are met.