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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, June 13, 2011

Clarence Clemons, of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, suffers a stroke

(NYPost.com) - "Big Man" Clarence Clemons -- one of the original members of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- reportedly suffered a stroke yesterday at his home on Singer Island off Florida's east coast.

The 69-year-old sax player had already been ill, undergoing a series of surgeries and treatments for knee and back ailments that often forced him to sit during portions of concerts.

Entertainment journalist Roger Friedman wrote on showbiz411.com that the stroke left the beloved musician "seriously ill."


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