I've always enjoyed George Will, not for the content but that I have to have a dictionary handy.
1.rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily or greasy.
synonyms: greasy · oleaginous · slippery · slimy · sebaceous ·
2.exaggeratedly and distastefully complimentary; obsequious.
"candidates made the usual oleaginous speeches in the debate"
synonyms: obsequious · sycophantic · excessively deferential ·