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.
Personally, he shouldn't go back to Washington until Friday as he had planned since he can do his duties in Crawford as he can in D.C.. Why is Congress allowed to go home during August no questions asked whereas Bush can't go home to Texas... Remember, being president is a 24/7 job, and as president, he has everything at his disposal like he does at the White House.