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.
Simmons is one of these leftover hippie types who thinks Stokes County is Haight-Ashbury. His wife has been scamming Stokes County taxpayers for almost ten years. She is Stokes County born and bred, but she speaks with a fake English accent. She tries to claim that she picked it up when she lived in England for about three months over fifteen years ago. They are both ultra-liberal socialists who wish that Stokes County was San Francisco or Marin County. He was put on the board to replace that turd from Walnut Cove who was a member of the Hickory Nuts and thought we should be giving contraceptives to sixth-graders. Apparently every dentist in Stokes County is some kind of ultra-liberal wing-nut.