New York Post
Lincoln supposedly said: If I call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have? Five? No, calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg. Which brings us to the proposal to treat the District of Columbia as if it were a state.
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.