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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 14, 2011

Pro Wrestling Legend Ric Flair Still Stylin’ and Profilin’ In North Carolina Lottery Commercial

(By Mohammed Rahman, SportsGrid) - Ric Flair, the greatest technical wrestler of all time in the eyes of many, stars as the dean/professor of Wooooo! University in a commercial for the North Carolina state lottery. Does that make sense?

Hopefully, this will help: North Carolina instituted a state lottery six years ago. It only passed because a percentage of the proceeds fund the state’s education system. Hence Flair, a native son (or listed as one, at least), doing a commercial for the state lotto about a fictional university totally makes sense.

If I won the lottery, I’d definitely let out a “Wooooo!” I’d attend Wooooo! University as well. As a kid, nobody was cooler than The Nature Boy.


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