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_ _ I always assumed "pandering" by politicians was considered an analog of the unprincipled satisfaction of others' lusts by pimps. But [1] gives

To give in to the wishes of someone from whom you hope to gain something in return.
Pandarus, an obsequious character in the poem Filostrato by Giovanni Boccaccio.

_ _ Our section Decameron#Analysis mentions Filostrato but not Pandarus.
_ _ This needs at least further discussion here, if not changes to the article.
--Jerzyt 06:23, 9 December 2007 (UTC)