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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, January 30, 2007

RE: The Silky Pony has no clothes

Look, guys: John Edwards is a compelling populist, self-made, rich, handsome, and has a Southern accent. As a result, he's a hard man for America to hate; I understand that you're scared. But "the silky pony lives in a big house?" You've gotta do better than that.

In reference to my "I realize that this Carrington guy aims to stir resentment and jealously in the voting public..." Steve replies, "I doubt that very much. That's just not The Carolina Journal's style."

It may not be their style — I don't hang out there very much — but reread it with an honest and critical eye, Steve. There's no other point to it.

His aim, as Andy pointed out, is most likely to highlight Edwards' hypocrisy in pretending to be a champion of the proletariat.

Wealthy lawyers can't represent the common man? I think that many would tell you that's their job.


Anonymous Tanya L. said...

Do you love John Edwards, Strother? It sounds like you have a crush on him.

Why should I be scared of John Edwards? I consider him a lightweight.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger Strother said...

Uh... no. (BTW, "love," "crush," etc.? Are you, like, in 5th grade, like, or something?) Just pointing out the way things may look to the average American voter. They can be easily wooed by candidates such as Edwards.

Sure, he may be a lightweight. I didn't say he wasn't (or suggest that he get in the ring with Mike Tyson). But the fact is that the Pubbies don't have a single 'heavyweight' for the upcoming '08 presidential election, so... you do the math.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 12:05:00 PM  

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