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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, January 31, 2008

Is McCain a Conservative?

By Bob Novak
Real Clear Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. --
As John McCain neared his momentous primary election victory in Florida after a ferocious campaign questioning his conservative credentials, right-wingers buzzed over word that he had privately suggested that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was too conservative. In response, Sen. McCain recalled saying no such thing and added Alito was a "magnificent" choice. In fact, multiple sources confirm his negative comments about Alito nine months ago.

2 Comments:

Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

I don't know, Bob. Is Hillary? I guess it depends on your definition of conservative. According to Sean Hannity, conservatives need to change (yes, he committed that blatant oxymoron, heavy on the moron, on pnational television).

If you consider insane fascist despots with Marxian tendencies to be conservative, I guess McCain is as good as any. Since Rush Limbaugh, Peggy Noonan, and the entire staff of NRO have made a hash out of the meaning of the word by selling the shrub as one, the term appears to be up for grabs.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger Andy W. Rogers said...

Actually, Hannity was joking... He was trying to make a point.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 4:10:00 PM  

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