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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, April 28, 2011

Hey Bruce, you weren't born to run New Jersey

(By Paul Mulshine, The Star Ledger) - I know what Bruce Springsteen needs. He needs a hobby, like that nice British rock star Bill Wyman.

Wyman won fame as the man who played the most iconic bass riff in rock history, the five-note intro to the Rolling Stones’ "Satisfaction." But when he got up in years, Wyman left the band, moved to the countryside and started a second career as an amateur archaeologist. He even wrote a book on the archaeology of the British Isles.

Now that’s what I call growing old gracefully. As for the Boss, he’s got the farm in the countryside all right, but he clearly needs something to occupy his time now that he’s no longer cranking out the hits. Instead, he keeps pulling spoiled rock-star stunts like sticking his nose into politics.


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