They have seized the moral high ground
, while kicking Berlusconi off a cliff at the edge.
Conservatives seized the moral high ground
over public spending early in the downturn, by admitting cuts are needed while Labour was still claiming it could increase cash for services.
In their zeal to expose the peddlers of "vile smears" the newspapers repeated the smears, albeit obliquely, the way newspapers do when they are convinced they have seized the moral high ground
but are not quite sure how best to exploit it.
As I'd anticipated, he wasn't the man who'd staked pounds 16 and thereby seized the moral high ground
from his fellow winners.
At last week's 9/11 commission hearings, Clarke effectively portrayed Rice as slow-footed and almost clueless in the race to head off a terrorist attack, and he seized the moral high ground
when he apologized to the families who lost loved ones, report Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas, Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff and White House Correspondent Tamara Lipper in the April 5 Newsweek cover story (on newsstands Monday, March 29).
Compare and contrast that with Cardinal Thomas Winning's pronouncements which have seized the moral high ground
on the same issue.
Bob Dornan: Driven as only a combat pilot who's never seen combat could be, Dornan has seized the moral high ground
in an attempt to level it.