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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Is a ‘Frau Thatcher’ In Germany’s Future?

From John Gizzi, the political editor of Human Events:

“Schroder has ‘no chance’ in general election.”

This headline in the Financial Times on May 26 summarizes what pundits and pollsters are increasingly concluding about the German national elections in September. With unemployment at a post-war high of 5.2 million and its business-climate index dropping for the fourth consecutive month, Germany appears poised to turn out two-term Chancellor Gerhard Schroder.


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