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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, August 31, 2005

As Told by the Times

From Fox News Political Grapevine:

Speaking of Sheehan, The New York Times reported, "[President] Bush has been careful not to go on a direct attack against [her] ... Still, he said last week that protesters like her were weakening the United States and emboldening terrorists."

But the president has never said any such thing. In fact, what he said last week was that an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, which some protesters have called for, would weaken the United States and embolden terrorists. He did not accuse protesters of weakening the country.


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