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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, September 15, 2011

ABC News: Solar Scandal Threatens to Engulf White House, Impact Election

(Fox Nation) - On the 'Factor', ABC News' Investigative Reporter Brian Ross was interviewed about the emerging Solyndra bankruptcy scandal. Ross claims that the scandal goes 'right through to the door of the White House' with White House officials being 'pressured' to move up the timing of the loan despite pushback from budget analysts. Ross was stunned to learn how earlier in the year the White House became aware of the companies impending bankruptcy yet continued to downplay this potential risk to the public.

When asked about the White House connection, Ross talks about a major Obama fundraiser and investor in Solyndra, George Kaiser, a man who had visited the White House during the loan consideration period, meeting with aides such as Valerie Jarrett and Pete Rouse.

Ross ends the interview with his belief that the scandal is something the American public 'will be hearing about all the way through next November'.


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