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.
How the current Health Board is set up, they aren't accountable to anyone. The Health Board should serve at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners, just like I do by being a member of the Planning Board. Reading that article makes it sound like that this current Health Board is some sort of entitled political establishment that answers to no one. Just my opinion... :-)