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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

RE: ...With Steve Starring As Carnac The Magnificient

No need to respond to any of that strident disclaiming except to paraphrase Shakespeare: methinks thou dost protest too much.

In the name of accuracy, though:

As a result, defenders of the Bush Administration as well as those who hate anything that resembles progressive activism are giving her hell for it. She's been called...anti-Semitic

If you will recall, it was Susan Estrich, a highly placed liberal Democrat operative who called her anti-Semitic.

But I personally don't know anyone who considers Sheehan anything more than a sad, distraught mother who simply wants her president to truly understand what's its like to walk in her shoes.

That dog still doesn't hunt, no matter how many different ways you send it out. If I thought you really believed that, the sheer level of your naivete would depress me.

Sure, she's said some questionable things, but she's not a trained actor or a politician (same difference, anyway).

Spinning wheel goes round and round. Only a liberal would try to equivocate and rationalize what she has said as "questionable."

With that in mind, I'd hate to hear the incredible backlash against any members of the BP who found themselves at Sheehan's level of notoriety.

Bring it on. Been there, done that.


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