Flair, verve, panache

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Tom Barberi, a disc jockey and commentator for KALL radio years ago, used to have an expression that was a favorite of mine. He would say that someone had "flair, verve and a touch of panache."

Chad Bennion, Salt Lake County Republican Party chairman, and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee could never, ever be accused of having "flair, verve and a touch of panache." The more they talk, the more their feet end up in their mouths. I'm sure they both come from families with class, but it just never filtered down to them.

Pat Fox-Jacobson