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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 23, 2008

Green Means No

(Fox News) - The Barack Obama campaign's insistence that members of the press not wear green while in Israel and Jordan because it is the color of the Hamas terrorist group has been met with ridicule by some authorities on Islam.

The Politico newspaper reports that a New York University professor who is the former Middle East bureau chief for Newsday says, "I guess green is the 'Hamas color' — but it's also the color of Islam! That’s one way for the Obama campaign to alienate 1.4 billion Muslims worldwide."

And a spokesman for the council on American Islamic Relations called the dress code a "misstep," adding, "If he goes to Ireland, are they going to ask them not to wear green or orange?"


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