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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, March 20, 2007

Harsh Language

(Fox News) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has called President Bush "the devil," "a drunkard," and "a menace to the world." He has consistently referred to the U.S. as "the empire" and said George Washington was the leader of a movement to "support a slave-owning elite."

But Barbara Walters finds him a sentimental man who likes the U.S. Walters said of Chavez following their recent interview: "He was not what I expected. He was very dignified. He was warm, friendly. He likes the U.S. It's George Bush that he doesn't like...This is a man who has some sentiment and he is not crazy as some people seem to think."


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