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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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

White House Chief of Staff Andy Card Resigns

White House chief of staff Andrew Card has resigned and will be replaced by budget director Josh Bolten, President Bush announced Tuesday.

"After five-and-a-half years, he thought it might be time to return to private life and this past weekend, I accepted Andy's resignation," Bush said. "Andy Card has served me and our country in historic times," including the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, economic ups and downs and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Bush said.

Card has also made great legislative achievements on issues such as education and Medicare, and he helped confirm two Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts.

Liza Porteus

Step one in the Fred Barnes plan to rehabilitate Bush. They should have just appointed Barnes as chief of staff since he seems to be calling the shots anyway. It would be a mere formality.


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