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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, March 23, 2011

Pat Buchanan Says Obama’s Libya Policy Ruled by Emotions Of His Female Advisers

(By Colby Hall, Mediaite) - Maureen Dowd’s column yesterday suggested that the primary influencers on Obama’s decision to involve the U.S. military in Libya were primarily the senior female advisers (namely Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and National Security Adviser Samantha Power.) This spawned an interesting discussion on 'Morning Joe' today, which lead conservative pundit Pat Buchanan to suggest that women in the administration were making an emotional argument in their advice to get the U.S. involved. Hoo boy!

Watch the spirited back and forth (featuring a perplexed Norah O’Donnell) , courtesy of MSNBC:


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