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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.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Reiding into a Fantasy

National Review Online

Senate majority leader Harry Reid’s reaction to the Libby verdict perfectly illustrates the fantasy version of events that has marked the Valerie Plame Wilson leak investigation since its earliest days. Reid railed, “It’s about time someone in the Bush administration has been held accountable [sic] for the campaign to manipulate intelligence and discredit war critics.” If that’s what Harry has been waiting for, the Libby verdict shouldn’t satisfy him. Libby was charged neither with manipulating intelligence nor with discrediting critics of the Iraq War.


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