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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.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Robertson & Sheehan

"The reason for the furor is because he's a highly visible, influential, and outspoken moron who once again said something that had wise folks from all political leanings cringing."
I don't think Robertson is highly visible and influential. He was when the Christian Coalition movement was first born, but that's been nearly 20 years ago. With that said, I didn't cringe when he said what he said; he was talking about a communist dictator after all with terrorist ties. I agree, he shouldn't have said what he said, but I didn't cringe.

"Outside of right-wing political circles (you know — where moderates, progressives, and average Americans fed up with the Iraq War reside) most recognize Sheehan as a mother distraught over the death of her son."

I think when Sheehan first appeared on the scene, most people (including myself) had sympathy for her over her loss, but the more she kept talking, the more she started sounding like a nut. I will say that with some people, this is how they deal with trama, but with some of the company she is now keeping, I can't believe some liberals are still hitching their wagon to her horse.


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