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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 07, 2007

Running Unopposed

(Fox News) - An alderman in Missouri City, Missouri — population 300 — was running unopposed for re-election this week. So Joe Selle says he simply forgot to vote. Unfortunately, so did everyone else.

Selle received no votes — zero — in Tuesday's third ward balloting. Now the city isn't sure what to do. The Kansas City Star reports the city attorney says the city's pre-civil war charter states the incumbent can hold office until someone else is elected to take his place — but added — "I'm not happy that nobody…voted in an election."


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