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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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

RE: RE: Whose Spokesman?

All along, his lawyer has said it was a prescription made out to Limbaugh's own doctor 'for privacy purposes.'

Well now, that seems to me to be quite a bit different than "sneaking someone else's Viagra around in their shaving kit or purse." And that 'for privacy purposes' euphemism is not a quote. His doctor said he put the prescription in his own name to protect Limbaugh's privacy. Those are two different things, Strother. This looks to me like you're just tenderizing that crow so it will go down easier.

I think that explains the situation pretty well. Obviously the man is paranoid.

How does it explain any situation? I'd be willing to bet real money that Limbaugh is not the only celebrity of his stature who has had this done for him. That's right, his doctor did this for him. There is a distinct possibility that Limbaugh didn't even know the prescription wasn't made out to him until US Customs went Byzantine on him. Even if he did, you have no way of knowing how it came to be.

I smell double standard and much ado about nothing here. Liberals try all the time to make Limbaugh out as some kind of arbiter of Christian morals. While I have probably only listened to 10% or less of what he has broadcast, I feel safe in asserting that he has never, ever portrayed himself as anything of the kind, nor would he have been accepted as such if he had. This is an attempt by the left to hang some kind of damning immorality on him, just as was the whole painkiller addiction episode. None of that has worked for them, though, and it is simply because they are barking up the wrong tree. Of course this is typical of the left: if something doesn't work, by all means, try it again.

I am in frequent proximity and communication, both online and personally, with quite a few people who are hardcore Limbaugh fans. Here's a clue for you, Strother: more than half of them aren't practicing Christians and a fair number of them don't even like Christians. This pair of episodes just underscores how little liberals in the press and in the public actually understand about the American Right.


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