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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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Michele Bachmann wishes Elvis happy birthday on anniversary of his death

US Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann gets dates wrong as she stops off in South Carolina on campaign trail

(UK Guardian) -
Republican US presidential candidate Michele Bachmann offered a "happy birthday" message to the late singer Elvis Presley even though 16 August is the anniversary of his death.

Bachmann shouted "Happy Birthday, Elvis!" from the stage at a campaign stop at the Beacon Drive In, a South Carolina restaurant famous for its fried food and sweet tea.

After her stump speech on Monday, the US congresswoman from Minnesota told a group of reporters that she was happy to be in South Carolina "on the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death".

"He's still alive. He's alive in our hearts," Bachmann said.

Presley was born on 8 January 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He died on 16 August 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee.


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