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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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Newt Gingrich: Sorry about that climate-change ad with Nancy Pelosi, kind of

(By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air) - Newt Gingrich should really take a lesson from Tim Pawlenty on the climate-change walkback. Since last year, Pawlenty has admitted that his support for cap-and-trade policies was a “clunker” on his record and apologized repeatedly for the mistake. Today, Newt Gingrich had an opportunity to atone for his own flirtation on anthropogenic climate change, and did — sort of. When asked by WGIR’s Paul Westcott whether he regretted his notorious ad pushing for a government policy response to AGW, Newt said he did, but only because people “misconstrued” his attempts to start a debate:


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