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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, September 20, 2006

French Toasting

Fox News

Conservative French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy is just back from a week in the U.S. and finds himself in trouble at home. Sarkozy talked up his friendship with America and even had his picture taken with President Bush.

But Socialist candidate Segolene Royal says her diplomatic policy, "would not consist of going and kneeling in front of George Bush" while a member of Sarkozy's own party says, "We need to distinguish between our relations with the United States, which should improve, and our relations with the Bush administration."

And Reuters reports French President Jacques Chirac was furious over Sarkozy's remarks, calling them "irresponsible" and "lamentable."


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