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.
President Reagan and Bob Hope performing at the Bob Hope Salute to the United Sates Air Force 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville, North Carolina. 5/10/87.
“We’re pursuing our goal of energy security while still respecting and protecting our environment. Our growing independence from foreign oil and our increasing sophistication in using our reserves reflect American ingenuity at its best. This progress didn’t come about as the result of some government program. It’s the result of getting government out of the way.”