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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

Serious Threat?

(Fox News) - A poll from CBS and The New York Times indicates that while most people see a threat in global warming — they are not ready to make major changes to stop it. When asked about an increase in the federal gasoline tax in order to cut down energy consumption and reduce global warming — 38 percent were in favor — but 58 percent were opposed.

And on the question of whether the government should focus on energy development or protecting the environment — 62 percent picked energy — and just 21 percent voted for the environment.

And speaking of voting — respondents were asked their opinions on political leaders who talk about environmental issues. 23 percent said they found politicians helpful, and 72 percent said they just find them confusing.


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