The Point of Diminishing Returns
There is a great episode in The West Wing when Josh Lyman, Deputy Chief of Staff for the White House, happens upon some particularly inflammatory comments about their governance performance in an online discussion. Against the better advice of his Executive Assistant, Donna Moss, he decides to step up to the plate and begins to defend the administration. The moment he typed a single word he had reached the point of diminishing returns. In other words, he was sunk even before he set sail.