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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.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Obama Ordered to Pay Congestion Charge for 'The Beast'

Pay up Obama: President made to cough up C-charge for 'The Beast'

(By Peter Dominiczak, London Evening Standard) - Barack Obama has been ordered to pay the congestion charge for his security vehicle "The Beast", Boris Johnson revealed today.

The Mayor told the 'Standard' each car in the President's motorcade will be billed for £10 - including the bomb-proof Cadillac. Mr Johnson also said he had a discussion with Mr Obama about the US embassy's refusal to pay £5.3 million in C-charge fines.


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