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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, September 12, 2011

Jon Meacham jumps to the defense of … George W. Bush

(By Tina Korbe, Hot Air) - After a day of nationwide remembrance and bipartisan displays of patriotism, PBS host Tavis Smiley tried to revive the cheaply divisive “Bush lied” refrain today when he appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” — but host Joe Scarborough and former 'Newsweek' editor Jon Meacham refused to let slide Smiley’s travesty of a talking point. As disappointing as it is that 'anyone' is still repeating that tired line, it’s encouraging that Scarborough and Meacham didn’t let him get away with it. My favorite line comes from Scarborough at about 4:15. “I can’t believe I’m having to say this again,” he says. “Google it.”


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