Sandoval has also managed to burnish his image with a patina of integrity in the scandal-scarred Silver State.
The latter provided numbers, passion, righteousness, self-righteousness, and a patina of faux populist clout.
How could I not delight in the patina of glamour that his reputation lent to who he was?
"greenish film on old bronze," 1748, from French patine (18c.), from Italian patina, perhaps from Latin patina "dish, pan" (see pan (n.)), on the notion of encrustation on ancient bronze dishes. Sense of "refinement, cultural sophistication" first recorded 1933.