So it was a relief that Richard Leonard refrained from indulging in mealy-mouthed
platitudes to address a distasteful episode.
Plame's once-active Twitter account has been silent since September 24, the day she offered a mealy-mouthed
apology for retweeting an article with the headline "America's Jews are Driving America's Wars" to her 50,000 followers.
People here in Ashington need more than mealy-mouthed
words and promises for the site and need urgent action to stop the 'black hole' being used for inappropriate development that will damage, not enhance, the high street and become a permanent blight on our community.
The fact that low-taxed, low-priced cigarette brands continue to flood the market proves that the government's mealy-mouthed
pronouncements about protecting the people's health is just a lot of hogwash.
Travel companies and insurers will rightly face flak should they hide behind mealy-mouthed
Foreign Office advice and small print on policies when families are understandably worried about staying in, or going to, Turkey this summer.
Then he offered up a mealy-mouthed
one which was instantly derailed by his toddler-like comment: "Well, I didn't start it - he did, so he needs to stop wimping around.
Presumably their more accurately named successors will proudly claim that they are Investors in Bits of People - that is, organs whipped out of the Welsh population at large before they're even properly aware of what some mealy-mouthed
Cardiff Bay spin-artists had got in store for them
PRINCE Charles has kicked mealy-mouthed
political correctness in the teeth to wade into the IS debate, proving how much we need an outgoing future king to replace the bland Elizabeth II, whose reign now drags.
For a man of 77, Whelan managed to get his foot in his mouth remarkably quickly when asked to justify Mackay's appointment - spilling slurs, stereotypes and mealy-mouthed
excuses like football's Richard Littlejohn.
In 2009 the brave Landscape Officer of Conwy Borough Council stood out in front of his mealy-mouthed
peers and dared to say that the industrialisation of Mwdwl Eithin with massive wind turbines was an unacceptable intrusion on our hills in a protected landscape.
These issues are too serious for us to be mealy-mouthed
and for us to be dragging our heels.
With rebellion crackling on the terraces and a very underwhelming Fans Forum last week, Newcastle need their actions to speak louder than their mealy-mouthed
words and that means one thing: Ashley needs to get his chequebook out and illustrate that he recognises the need for improvement.