After reading "Plagueis" I am beginning to wonder if Palpatine was a coward. Instead of engaging Plagueis in a duel, he gets him drunk and kills him. To me at least, this is pretty cowardly. There are other examples in this book and others of him taking the "safe" route. In ROTS he tried to run from Yoda instead of fighting him. So what are your thoughts? Am I off the mark here?