At least one pundit blamed Hollande himself for staying mum, as it were, and not explicitly defusing Twittergate himself.
After the mother of all press conferences, the governor got favorable reviews from the pundit class.
By the fourth day, the pundit conversation was not about whether heads would roll in the Kremlin, but whose in particular.
1670s, "learned Hindu," especially one versed in Sanskrit lore, from Hindi payndit "a learned man, master, teacher," from Sanskrit payndita-s "a learned man, scholar," of uncertain origin. Broader application in English is first recorded 1816. Related: Punditry.