Ashkettle: We announced a merger [recently] and stood with an investment analyst who told the CEO of that company and me that this was one of the most creative things he'd ever seen done in the business, that this was sure to be successful, and that we had soft-pedaled
Even after the leaders of the AFL-CIO spent scads of millions of dollars and, worse, soft-pedaled
criticism of Clinton's many betrayals to ensure his reelection, he repaid them by nominating as Secretary of Labor a party operative with no history of connection to the labor movement, who lists working to pass NAFTA and the hideous crime bill as her big accomplishments of Clinton Administration I.
Even Sarkisian soft-pedaled
the feeling about facing his alma mater.
In a bid to win the support of middle-of-the-road voters and to placate China, Chen soft-pedaled
on his advocacy of Taiwanese independence, which he used as a plank in his election campaign platform.
Corrigan reacted quickly to promote Gavrielov to EVP of LSI's products group, and soft-pedaled
the impact of Halla's departure.
According to sources, it seems the production company (Intersport of Chicago) soft-pedaled
the felony drug and weapons arrest of co-captain Jermaine Brooks, who was busted the week the cameras were in town.
For a while, movies soft-pedaled
high-performance and racing cars.
It looks like they have soft-pedaled
the character of Evita.
Osiander might have soft-pedaled
his team's struggles when he attributed them in good part to bad luck, although that has been part of it.