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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.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Hillary Clinton Under Fire for Her Blogging

(Fox News) - Senator Hillary Clinton is taking some criticism for making her first guest blogging appearance — on the women-run site called firedoglake.com. Mrs. Clinton wrote a blog on the site this week about pay equity.

But firedoglake.com is the online home of Jane Hamsher — who is known for her racially offensive attack on Senator Joe Lieberman last year. Hamsher was being critical of Lieberman for running as an independent against Democrat Ned Lamont. She posted a doctored photo of Lieberman in black face on huffingtonpost.com.

One Hillary Clinton supporter tells The Washington Post the decision to blog on Hamsher's site was "potentially problematic." But a Clinton spokesman said Hamsher's blog was picked because it is read by 100,000 people — and pointed out that Hamsher has apologized for the Lieberman photo.


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