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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, July 11, 2007

Jim Black sentenced to more than five years in prison

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former state House Speaker Jim Black, once one of the most powerful men in North Carolina government, was sentenced to more than five years in prison Wednesday on federal charges he illegally took cash from chiropractors while promoting their agenda.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nature Boy said...

It's hard to believe Jim Black is going to serve five years in jail. One day you're speaker of the house, the next day you're in jail taking a shower with some guy named Tiny.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:27:00 PM  
Blogger John said...

"Black's attorneys had asked Boyle to allow Black to serve his sentence at home while the optometrist provided eye care and glasses to indigent patients at a free clinic he would set up." Now there is a true humanitarian! Just like every liberal's mentality that gets caught. "Will I be in trouble if I give it back?"

JMT

Thursday, July 12, 2007 5:39:00 PM  

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