And sometimes your fights pick you. Martha Burk is getting criticized for taking on the Augusta National Golf Club when other problems are more important. But sometimes your fights pick you, and this is one of those times. Yes, there are bigger problems to solve, but none of those problems give Burk the national media attention that Augusta National provides.
Burk’s one problem is that the media light dims once the Masters Golf Tournament concludes. A problem made worse by the federal appeals court refusing a request to allow protesters at the front gate. But I’m not sure that Augusta hasn’t made an error in not providing a more visible spot for protests. After all, getting arrested is a time-honored tactic for media coverage - despite Burk’s statement that her group will not do anything illegal on Saturday.