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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.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Watch Tomorrow’s Political Ad Footage Today: Video Of Obama Locked Out Of Oval Office

(By Mark Joyella, Mediaite) - President Obama arrived home from his five day swing through Latin America, and went straight for the Oval Office, apparently determined to get back to work. Only, he couldn’t get it. The doors were locked. As cameras captured the moment, the president tried the handle, found the door to his office locked, and moved on. Sadly, no funny look of confusion for the sake of snarky internet clip-posters. President Obama moved on–even seeming to whistle as he walked in an effort to make clear he was 'not in the least bit phased by his inability to enter the White House'.

The official explanation for the locked door is that White House staff were “unaware” the president would be arriving home early, and had the doors locked. Um…

While you ponder that, here’s the clip, from Cleveland station WEWS:

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