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 Colby Hall, Mediaite) - Former President George W. Bush told C-Span this weekend that he has no plans to play any role in politics in the coming years. The refreshingly frank and candid interview drew a stark contrast from other former presidents (cough..Clinton) who seemed eager to stay in the public eye after serving two terms in office. “I don’t want to go out and campaign for candidates,” adding “I don’t want to be viewed as a perpetual money-raiser.”