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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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

RE: Corporate Cowardice Backfires

A former employee of Wachovia opines:

Interesting article. . I think it was silly of Wachovia to apologize for something that was probably very common-place at the time. Any company that has been around that long probably also is guilty of other things that we now consider to be illegal – such as employment discrimination based on race, religion, or sex, or making lending decisions based on the same criteria. From that standpoint, I agree with the article that they should have just kept their mouth shut.


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