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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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Senator Webb Fesses Up About the Gun His Aide Was Jailed for Carrying Into the Capitol

(Fox News) - Three months after his aide was arrested carrying a loaded pistol into the Senate office building — Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb is now acknowledging it was his gun.

Phillip Thompson was arrested in March as he tried to bring the gun and two loaded magazines into the building in a bag belonging to the senator.

But at the time Webb said he did not give Thompson the gun. He now tells a Richmond, Virginia newspaper that it was in fact his gun. But he still says he did not give Thompson the weapon or ask him to do anything with it.

Webb would not address a question about whether he felt he was above complying with the District of Columbia handgun ban. But he did say he never carries a gun into the Capitol complex.


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