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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, December 15, 2005

Black admits he made mistakes

He also swears off lobbyists' gifts

By David Rice


House Speaker Jim Black admitted making mistakes yesterday by appointing lottery operative Kevin Geddings to the N.C. Lottery Commission and making lobbyist Meredith Norris his political director.

The speaker - who is embroiled in speculation about a federal investigation into influence by the video-poker and lottery industries - also announced that he will no longer accept gifts from lobbyists.


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