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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.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Richard Petty Discusses Relationship with Son

HIGH POINT, NC (WGHP) — Even though Richard Petty has not driven a car in a Cup race in almost 20 years, "The King" still makes headlines in today's NASCAR.

Petty still has that magic touch when it comes to dealing with fans and the media, and at 73 he still has that competitive spirit.

Late last year Petty took back over the day-to-day operations of the team that bears his name. Richard had sold a majority stake in his company to Boston Ventures, which then merged the team with George Gillette.

When the team was sold, however, his son, Kyle Petty, was kept out of the car, which Richard admitted strained the relationship between them "for a long time."


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