In fairness, there are important differences between the two approaches, and Pawlenty's position is defensible on the merits.
The change could be defensible, but Justice Stevens does not offer any detailed defense of this change.
We cannot foreclose the possibility that a strike against Iran might one day be defensible or necessary.
This decision was, in many ways, brave (not just in the Sir Humphrey sense) and defensible, but it came at a price.
The reason I carry around the (defensible, I tell myself) spare tire that I do is cheese.
He contented himself for the moment with making his camp as defensible as possible, and by sending a party to ravage Mewt.
The pasturing of orchards is often defensible and sometimes even desirable.
He wished to gain possession of the fortress in a defensible state, intending to use it as his own depot later in the year.
I have done many things in my political career that are not defensible.
Much of the equipment for the Polar mines had already been shifted into defensible ground.