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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.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Astronauts Drunk Before Launch, Report Says

12-Hour 'Bottle-To-Throttle' Rule Not Followed

A report said that an independent health panel studying NASA astronauts found "heavy use of alcohol" before launch.

Aviation Week and Space Technology said the committee found that on at least two occasions, astronauts were allowed to fly despite warnings from flight surgeons and other astronauts that they were so intoxicated that they posed a flight-safety risk.


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