The comment from Free Republic was inaccurate. The Solicitor General did not represent the City of New London. They were represented by Wesley W. Horton of Hartford, CT.
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.