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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, February 13, 2007

Stick a Fork in John Edwards . . . He’s Done.

Thumb-pointing, Aqua Net addicted, Presidential-(used-to-be)-hopeful John Edwards, together with his strategists, decided that if they’re going to be “in it to win it” then they must employ the blogging help of a couple of anti-Christ, F-bomb droppin’ honeys to convince America that he’s mainstream and thus, our man.

The bloggers Juan hired to sway us common cattle into his fray are about as conventional as Jay Alexander and Crispin Glover. You can’t be more psychotically Left than these dual dames of derision. Don’t believe me? Then do this: stop what you’re doing and look all the way over to the left. I’m talkin’ way, way over yonder, and you’ll see Amanda Whoever and Melissa McSomebody typing like Lancelot Link, donned in Che Guevara T-shirts and cussing their butts off as they blame Bush, Christianity and Capitalism for Lincoln’s murder, JFK’s assassination, the plight of the manatee and all their hair problems.

Doug Giles

I wouldn't say that it is 100% sure that Edwards is done. He does have some resiliency in his tactic of laying low following a major blunder. On the other hand, Edwards has committed blunder after blunder lately, so laying low at this point probably won't help him much. I guess that's what happens when one believes one's own press clippings

Amanda Marcotte managed to blame everyone else but herself for her "resignation." The inside scoop is that Edwards fired both of them on the spot when the hoopla started, but the campaign quietly re-hired them when the leftward netroots went berserk. The "resignations" (both girls have now resigned) were face-saving moves for the Edwards organization.

It's too bad, actually. Edwards' almost weekly floundering was getting to be positively entertaining. The horde of human waste that is running for President in 2008 is enough to make Polyanna herself despair. Edwards was providing desperately needed comic relief. Oh well, Hillary's Cabana Boy, B. Hussein Obama has some latent comedy potential, if for no other reason than that he takes himself so seriously. Maybe Edwards' self-immolation won't be a complete loss.


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