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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.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Gore jokes over White House bid

(BBC): Former US Vice-President Al Gore picked up an Oscar for his climate change documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," at the 79th Academy Awards ceremony. Earlier on, while on stage with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, he teased the audience by pretending he was about to announce a second White House bid.
Mr Gore, who lost to George Bush in the 2000 US elections, said: "Even though I honestly had not planned on doing this, I guess, with a billion people watching it's as good a time as any. So, my fellow Americans, I'm going to take this opportunity right here and now, to formally announce my intention..."
However, he never got to finish his sentence, as the music used to make winners wrap up their speeches cut in and drowned him out. He left the stage with DiCaprio laughing.


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