That sort of special pleading is unlikely to win friends and influence people on Capitol Hill.
Indeed, the data cited by Walters himself undermine his special pleading.
The young who are not gnarled and knocked around by the old fights are tired of the overtones of special pleading.
But after Pearl Harbor there was no longer a case for special pleading.
Anyone who dares object to one of these indictments is obliged to do so in terms of their own special pleading.
Elijah on Carmel is a striking example of power in this special pleading.
This was largely secured by the special pleading of Mr. Baldwin.
Braithwaite, whether he knew it or not, had been doing a piece of special pleading for himself.
In her special pleading for the Negro, she did not forget women.
Justice North's summing-up was simply a clever and unscrupulous bit of special pleading.