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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, September 26, 2006

RE: Liberals, hypocrites, etc.

I don't know how excited I am to step into the middle of this, but...

Here's a self-made billionaire, Richard Branson, who wants to devote some of his own cash to a cause he believes in (and a problem he probably feels a bit responsible for contributing to, or whatever)...

Riding to the rescue of someone from the music industry again, Strother? You're getting predictable. It should be noted that Branson only plays a minor role in Saunders' thesis.

Consider, for instance, Rush Limbaugh.

Are you still singing that song? I'll keep that in mind next time you castigate someone for using the Clintons as scary liberal bogeymen for the right.

I'm not sure who Debra J. Saunders is, but...she'd probably write an article praising Sir Branson for the right fee and, of course, would gladly hop a Lear to get there for the exclusive interview, drinking all the free booze she could get on the way.

You should probably check this stuff out before you fire a salvo. Saunders doesn't write for townhall.com professionally. She writes for the San Francisco Chronicle, and her articles likely appear on townhall.com under the auspices of Creator's Syndicate, an organization that syndicates writers of all political orientations. I know townhall.com is yet another leftie bogeyman, but you should understand that their function is to gather output from the punditry of the right and not to generate it. Many of the articles that appear there were not written with townhall.com's audience in mind. Saunders has a long history of right-wing punditry, going back to before townhall.com existed, so your claim that she is just another ink-whore is probably specious.


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