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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, February 23, 2011

Irony? Accused Auburn Tree Poisoner Harvey Updyke Is “Living In A Car In The Woods”

(By Dan Fogarty, SportsGrid) - According to a lawyer for Harvey Updyke, the man accused of poisoning Auburn’s iconic oak trees, he is now living in a car in the woods. While it’s sad that anyone would be living in the woods, it’s kind of impossible not to see the irony in this situation.

A quick rundown in case you’re just joining us: Updyke is a fanatical Alabama football supporter who is accused of poisoning Auburn University’s oak trees with a powerful herbicide. Auburn is Alabama’s biggest rival, and the poisoning of their trees (a symbolic meeting place) has become a national story.

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