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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, June 20, 2007

France's New Terror Threat

(Fox News) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy is dealing with the possibility of a new terrorist threat — from the country's own winegrowers.

A group of seven mask-wearing winemakers produced a video threatening that "blood will flow" unless Sarkozy quickly acts to raise the price of wine.

The BBC reports several local supermarkets selling foreign wines have been attacked with small explosive devices and others have been graffitied.

Winemakers say falling prices and big cuts taken by middlemen are destroying their profits.


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