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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, May 18, 2011

Air Force One Misses Approach On Attempted Landing In Connecticut

(By Mark Joyella, Mediaite) - Air Force One missed its first approach, but landed safely on its second attempt this morning in Connecticut. Weather was blamed for the pilot’s decision not to make the first landing with President Obama and staff aboard. CNN aired audio of the AF1 pilot’s conversation–ever so cool and routine–with the tower in Connecticut. Plans to fly the president from the airport to a graduation ceremony at the Coast Guard Academy onboard Marine One were scrubbed–again for weather–and Mr. Obama made the trip by motorcade.


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