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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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Biden: 'No coal plants here in America'

(Politico) - Some great rope line video from Joe Biden's recent Ohio swing, where he was asked by an anti-pollution campaigner about clean coal -- a controversial approach in Democratic circles for which Obama has voiced support, particularly during the Kentucky primary.

Biden's apparent answer: He supports clean coal for China, but not for the United States.

"No coal plants here in America," he said. "Build them, if they're going to build them, over there. Make them clean."

"We’re not supporting clean coal," he said of himself and Obama. They do, on paper, support clean coal.

The answer seems to play into John McCain's case that Obama has been saying "no" to new sources of energy.


Anonymous Jonah Goldberg said...

From National Review Online:

I don't know why the McCain campaign wouldn't just run that video of Biden in the relevant parts of West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado etc. Or better yet, why the RNC couldn't run ads with that clip in the relevant congressional districts.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:25:00 PM  

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