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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.

Monday, July 16, 2007

A Vision of Beauty: First lady kept America America the beautiful

By Marsha Mercer

Lady Bird Johnson would have been pleased.

On the day she died last week at 94, the national park named for her was providing grateful visitors pristine views of the nation’s capital and a peaceful escape from its cares. Not a billboard or junkyard in sight.

At green and leafy Lady Bird Johnson Park, two fishermen cast their lines into the lazy Potomac. Joggers sweated out their worries on the bike path, and tourists and residents marveled at the quiet calm, shattered only occasionally by jets roaring off from nearby Reagan National Airport.

Decades ago, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson lingered at the same spot to admire the view.


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