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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.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Steven Tyler tries to kiss Carrie Underwood onstage at ACM awards

(Fox 411) - Steven Tyler put Carrie Underwood's recent marriage vows to the test on the Academy of Country Music Awards stage Sunday night.

But Carrie would not stray!

In the middle of their duet of the Aerosmith classic "Walk This Way," during the "gimme little kiss, like this" verse, Tyler moved in to plant one on the former "American Idol"/current country superstar.

Tyler inched his big old rock star lips closer and closer and closer to Underwood, who did one of those "Eww, I have to kiss great grandma but I really don't want to" stepping back, just-missed air kisses back, expertly avoiding the famously randy rocker's smooch.

Tyler, 63, is old enough to be Underwood's, 28, grandfather. But you couldn't tell from the way he belted out the 70s classic, albeit with the house band, and not Aerosmith. (The band, especially guitarist Joe Perry, has not been happy with Tyler's turn as an "American Idol" judge. Could their no-show be further proof of strain?)


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