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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, June 06, 2011

NASCAR Driver Kyle Busch Speaks Out On Altercation With 65-Year-Old Man Richard Childress

(By Glenn Davis, SportsGrid) - NASCAR’s Kyle Busch is a talented driver, currently ranked in the top five in this season’s Sprint Cup standings. But his racing talent, as best we can tell, is no match for his pissing-people-off talent. The latest bizarre example: yesterday following a race, Busch got into a physical altercation…with a '65-year-old man'.

The man in question: Richard Childress, owner of a rival team. Childress was apparently upset at Busch’s conduct following the race (Busch tapped the car of Joey Coulter, one of Childress’ racers, with his own), and decided to take matters into his own hands. The results, if they at all resemble what was reported, were surreal:

Childress approached Busch and struck him with his fist in the garage area after the race, according to the Charlotte Observer.

The fight was broken up and insults were exchanged before Childress put Busch in a headlock and hit him again, the newspaper said.


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