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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, August 25, 2010

Inhofe tears into McCain

(By Jordan Fabian, The Hill) - Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) went after his fellow GOP Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) as the latter faced reelection Tuesday.

Inhofe, rated as one of the most conservative members of the upper chamber, attacked McCain's conservative credentials and said he only gets elected because of his opposition to earmarks.

The Tulsa World wrote that Inhofe "attacked" McCain as a "closet liberal," then quoted Inhofe as saying he "gets elected because of one thing -- earmarks."

It is rare to see senators from the same party criticize one another directly - especially in an election year.

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