Use it or lose it. That’s the prevalent rule of thumb in life, unfortunately, more so than the old adage about never forgetting how to ride a bicycle. Yes, you can peddle if you haven’t been on a bike since banana seats and baseball cards in the spokes. But you’ll be lucky to make through the neighborhood unless you’ve kept in shape. We don’t ride bikes to demonstrate our ability to balance ourselves on two wheels, an ability that may well survive a lengthy period of disuse. We ride bikes to get places or enjoy ourselves, and there’s no question that these abilities grow with practice.
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.