Medela (me-de’-la): When you can’t deny or defend friends’ faults and seek to heal them with good words.
Ok, ok. They may not appear to be completely her words, but the sentiments she expressed with them are certainly hers–she’s a loving wife and mother, and a respectful daughter with solid values and high moral ideals. She loves America and is probably deeply pained by what she’s accused of. Let’s give her a break and try to help mend her broken heart. Let’s focus on the sentiments and not who expressed them first. Originality isn’t the issue. In fact, just the opposite is the case.
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).