MPs' expenses are a disgrace that besmirches
all parties, including the Liberal Democrats, and no leader can stake out the moral high ground.
My favorite cannon lobs from the right wing have included the notion that the film besmirches
the fine and noble tradition of the Western movie.
His use of the word 'allegedly' is particularly spiteful and besmirches
the memory of all who suffered in that terrible period.
His snarling at one international accord after another besmirches
the United States and makes the world a more dangerous place.
It says it is "not only unethical and damaging to health but also inevitably besmirches
the good name of the association".