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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

The Silky Pony has no clothes

I realize that this Carrington guy aims to stir resentment and jealously in the voting public...

I doubt that very much. That's just not The Carolina Journal's style. His aim, as Andy pointed out, is most likely to highlight Edwards' hypocrisy in pretending to be a champion of the proletariat. That would be more in line with their style. If you are a regular reader of the Journal, you also know that their criticism knows no partisan lines. If NC Democrats get fried more often, it is solely because they are more openly socialist and more often violate Lockean principles of limited government.

...it’s nothing but rich guys (and gals) at the top of every political heap.

Yes, isn't democracy so much better than other systems? Oh, wait, never mind.

At least Edwards is a self-made man, unlike our current president.

Now that's a stretch. Edwards made himself by blackmailing insurance companies, thereby contributing to the outrageous premiums you and I pay for health insurance. Extortion can be a lucrative pursuit, but I don't know that I want my elected leaders to have such aspirations. I'm certainly no fan of our current Simpleton-in-Chief, but I hardly think Edwards' thuggery compares favorably to Bush's silver spoon.


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