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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.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Al Gore Leaves Car Idling for 60 Minutes During Enviro Speech

(By Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze) - Al Gore loves the environment. He made a documentary about saving it, and frequently gives speeches about it.

So after allegedly leaving his car idling for 60 minutes while speaking at the Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development in Sweden on October 10, it‘s not surprising that some are wondering if Gore’s suggestions on reducing emissions apply to everyone but him.

According to Einar Du Rietz on the website Climatedepot.com, Gore ignored requests from the speech’s organizers to use public transportation to go to the event — a request meant to help minimize CO2 emissions — and rented a car for the speech.

And although leaving a car idle for so long carries penalties, Gore may have been given a pass.


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