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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.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Spreading the manure

I'm butting in here to make a small point, and then bowing out. I have no intention of defending Robertson. As much as I may agree or disagree with him, I think it was a dumb thing to say. Not quite as dumb as the things Sheehan has said, but dumb never the less. But I digress...

That’s how I feel about Pat, except that he has his own very media outlet to enable his behavior.

You're right, there is a difference. Robertson has one media outlet to enable him, Sheehan has dozens. Robertson is a product of his own imagination with a media outlet watched or listened to by very few people. Sheehan is a product of the media with dozens of outlets around the world ready to record and repeat her every chirp, yelp, squeak, and digestive utterance.


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