A president could lose credibility, experience negative populace reactions that erode approval ratings, (215) weaken the commander in chief power, or even have a legacy smirched
for seemingly losing a U.
Though mismanagement and scandal smirched
Paterson's tenure as government, his inability to cut key areas of spending in the face of Albany's interests has been a familiar outcome for a succession of governors.
She has been a very good child in wearing them, although on occasions they have been so smirched
that I doubt she will have been able to see through them.
And now all is blurred and smirched
with vice the day's sad end is seen, For where the short 'large hours' against the longer 'small hours' lean, With smiles that mock the wearer, and with words that half entreat.
a knot of stringy-haired plebes, smirched
and scrofulous, dragged a bound man through the woods and cast him into a deep lake.
He wished not to be smirched
with the mess of other people" (p.
15 What is it then to me if impious war, Arrayed in flames like to the prince of fiends, Do with his smirched
complexion all fell feats Enlinked to waste and desolation?