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  • I'm not particularly an Obama supporter (I'm still holding out hope for Gore) but I would definitely characterize the Punjab thing as a pecadillo.

    Election Central Morning Roundup

  • Whether his crime - taken in isolation - is a minor pecadillo or a major breach of ethics and law is totally irrelevant.

    Matthew Yglesias » Yes, Hypocrisy Matters

  • He should very much do it in the first place, if that is his own pecadillo.

    Privacy: Max Mosley is right

  • Maybe a New York Democrat with experience with lust causing political problems, a guy whose middle name is pecadillo, could help Spitzer.

    Printing: Spitzer Hires A Hooker, MSM Goes Ballistic

  • They really do have some nerve and audacity to shout for Spitzer's impeachment over a sexual pecadillo - considering the blood soaked trousers they all strut around in every day!

    Spitzer Bust Provides a Warning Regarding NSA Spying

  • Again, a man might have the same problem with a wife, but Bill is rock-star famous and a former and current statesman, and his bad behavior is liable to have more impact than a pecadillo on the part of Mrs. Grover Cleveland ever could have been.

    taking hills for granite

  • These pecadillo rants, back and forth, are now closed.

    Boycott Advertisers on ABC's 9/11 Lie Fest

  • Why are the right wing so willing to forgive the little pecadillos and my guess is that KR suffers a great deal as a result of his little pecadillo of their appointed leaders/saints and yet so eager to hurl abuse at the “other?”

    Firedoglake » Late Nite FDL: Uncle Tom’s Closet

  • He's at his best when criticising the US for every pecadillo, no matter how minor and some of them are rather worse than that.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • She had learned not to carp unmercifully at a pecadillo on the one hand, and forgive a great wrong on the other; and she had also learned to discriminate between petty infractions and gross enormities.

    THE UNMASKING OF A CAD

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