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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.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Palin deserves our respect

By Helen McCaffrey
The Philadelphia Inquirer

I cannot predict who will win the presidential campaign, but I already know who will lose big: all women.

I realized this when I saw a 20-something male student who attends a class in the community college where I teach, wearing a T-shirt that read, "Sarah Palin is a [C**t]." He wore it in public, in broad daylight, and without shame or even consciousness of what he was doing.

I took the time to advise him of the "error of his ways" and informed him of the consequences if he wore it to my class.

This encounter shook me right down to my socks.

1 Comments:

Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

All this is at a time when women are regularly being raped as they try to cross the border into the United States; bloody, broken women haunt the emergency rooms of hospitals; and abuse and disrespect for women and girls is rising faster than bank bailouts. That is the atmosphere in which people, including women, choose to attempt to destroy a woman who is a legitimate political leader.

Drama queen much?

This is tiresome. Manufactured crisis and outrage is the source of all that is degenerate in our society. It spawns the victim mentality and the onerous calls to action that politicians use as an excuse to exert power over us.

Helen McCaffrey...is the director of Women's Watch Inc., a nonprofit women's advocacy group based in Cape May

Do us all a favour Helen, get a real job.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 7:29:00 AM  

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