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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, March 18, 2011

Harry Reid’s Surprising NPR Defense: I heard a ‘Great Piece’ on Dog Racing Once

(By Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze) - If you ask Harry Reid why NPR should keep its public funding, he might tell you about the really good report he heard on dog racing. That’s at least the story he launched into on the Senate floor last night. Seriously.

'The Hill' reports that after Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) began praising participants of the legendary Iditarod dog-sled race, Reid couldn’t help but interject an epiphany.

“They had a really, really good piece on public radio before the start of the race,” explained Reid. “I hesitate saying this because I know I will probably get in trouble, but this is a good reason why the House vote was bad today to defund public radio.”

Hint: if you have to interject the phrase “I know I will probably get in trouble,” what follows might be best kept to yourself.

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