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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 14, 2007

Refusing to Meet

(Fox News) - A man whose son was killed in the Iraq war says lawmakers who are pushing for troop withdrawal timelines are refusing to meet with him to discuss it. Kris Hager tells Cybercast News Service that such a pullout would mean his son's life was wasted.

But, he says, he's been rebuffed in attempts to visit or talk on the phone with several top Democrats, including John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi and John Murtha.

Hager says: "I've seen them embracing Cindy Sheehan. They make themselves accessible to people who agree with them."


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