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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, December 27, 2007

Over Easley: The election could likely be a referendum on governor's term

RALEIGH (AP) - For the first time since 1992, the year that he won his first term as state attorney general, a presidential election year will pass in 2008 without Gov. Mike Easley running for statewide office.

But the race to replace the outgoing incumbent, who is barred by law from running for a third consecutive term, figures to focus plenty on his record in the Executive Mansion.


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