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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.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Q&A: Rick Perry Is Ready to Run

(TIME) - He may not have announced anything yet, but Texas Governor Rick Perry’s travel itinerary through key early-primary states in the coming days makes it easy to believe that he could be a Republican candidate for President in a week’s time. TIME‘s Mark Halperin caught up with Perry in Austin and asked him about his feelings on a White House bid, his conservative credentials and his rumored rocky relationship with the Bushes. Lightly edited highlights from their conversation follow...


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