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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.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Next 'Giant Sucking Sound'?

Remember Ross Perot's "giant sucking sound" analogy for NAFTA? My dad reminded me of that during a recent conversation regarding CAFTA. While Perot seemed a bit eccentric for the political world, he's far from being a crazy man. Wonder what things would be like now if we had elected him president?

It's times like these when you get a glimpse of the true motivations of some politicians. If CAFTA is such a good idea, Andy, then why did so many of opposite political philosophies vote against it, from Virginia Foxx to Mel Watt? Hope of re-election for some, conviction for others?


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