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.
County politics are depressing. This is little more than the usual suspects whining. I can't understand why anyone thinks Ron Carroll has anything profound or even very useful to offer the political dialog. I also can't understand how he got associated with the Republican Party. He's even very liberal by Democrat standards. Maybe it was the Log Cabin Republicans that attracted him.