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.
(By Ed Morrissey; Hot Air) - After seeing the NRCC’s latest offering, a send-up of Pop-Up Videos, my first thought is — this should be mandatory for all political speeches. Of course, one would have to employ a full-time staff to keep up the pace of needed annotations for any Barack Obama speech, and it might take a week to untangle all of Joe Biden’s tortured anecdotes. When will C-SPAN add this feature to its coverage of one-minute speeches? I can’t wait!