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.
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Cindy Sheehan abruptly cut off an interview with National Public Radio Monday, well before the segment was scheduled to end. For a couple minutes Sheehan answered questions about her mother's health and the life of her late son. But when host Neal Conan asked her to describe her meeting with President Bush last year, she at first refused, saying she's talked about it enough. When Conan asked again, she told him she only had two minutes left for the interview.
She then gave a brief answer, and after another round of questions, told Conan she was having trouble hearing him, insisting, "We have a really bad connection ... It's very spotty cell service out here." A minute or so after that, just as she was being asked about past statements she's made, she said, "I have to go," and hung up.