We have here in Washington, D.C., a perfectly good but badly underutilized capital city.
Do you ever get the feeling that no one is in charge, that no one has his hands on the levers of power? You're right. It's like most of the time there's no one here.
...this week there was another sinister omen. Washington had a rush-hour snowstorm, for us a real blizzard — of 4 inches, drifting up to 6 inches. And there was no traffic jam! This is unheard of, and it suggests that not only the leaders are slipping out of town, so are the bureaucrats.
It's all very scary.
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.