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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.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Colombia's Uribe wins second term

Honest poll: Does anyone think this election could change anything (over the longterm) for Colombia?

From BBC:

Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe has been re-elected in a landslide election victory, taking 62% of the vote, the country's electoral commission says. Mr Uribe, who changed the constitution so he could run for a second term, wins another four years in office.
Correspondents say his tough policies against drugs and militants paid off.
There was no major violence on election day, after huge numbers of security forces were deployed, and Farc rebels pledged not to interfere.
President George W Bush called Mr Uribe, who is Washington's main ally in Latin America, to congratulate him.


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