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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.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Unnamed Source Paid for Gov Bev Perdue (D-NC) Campaign Flight

DA Willoughby says other people may be charged

RALEIGH (By Don Carrington, Carolina Journal Online) —
When a Wake County grand jury indicted Robert Lee Caldwell of Morganton Feb. 8 for obstruction of justice for his involvement in a 2007 campaign flight for Gov. Bev Perdue, it mentioned that “cash from an unnamed source” was used to pay for the flight.

According to the indictment, Caldwell solicited a check from Morganton barber James D. Fleming to pay for the flight, and then reimbursed him with cash from the “unnamed source.” Fleming’s check was used to hide the actual source of the funds, the indictment states.

The unnamed source, which the indictment makes clear was someone other than Caldwell, has not been identified and Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby told 'Carolina Journal' his investigation of Perdue’s numerous unreported flights is ongoing and other people may be charged.


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