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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, April 11, 2007

King Health Clinic

John Turpin, former chairman of the Stokes County Board of Commissioners, opines:

Andy, as commissioner we only had two requests from the general public to reopen the clinic. Those two requests were from people in Forsyth County that traveled to King for services. They commented on how nice it was that there wasn't a long wait. The only people that pushed for the opening were current board members. I regress back to the comment that Ron Carroll made at the GOP Mens Club last year referring to Joe and I: "Those that do not believe in government should not be in government". I know of no one in Stokes County that died of neglect from the county for hunger or health care while I served. This is just part of Stokes/Hillary '08 Health Care Plan, "Line up boys for a free shot."



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