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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

O Jackie! Snide jokes about lesbians, attacks on Churchill and Roosevelt. Private tapes of the First Lady are shocking liberal America

(By Tom Leonard, UK Mail Online) - She was the First Lady whose elegance defined a golden age for America. But while Jackie Kennedy might have awed world leaders with her White House dinners, we now know she could stick the knife in.

She described India’s future leader Indira Gandhi as a ‘pushy, horrible... bitter prune’, French president Charles de Gaulle as a ‘spiteful egomaniac’ and civil rights leader Martin Luther King as a ‘terrible’ man and a ‘phoney’, who took part in sex parties.

As for U.S. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, don’t get her started. She described him as bitter, hard-drinking and uninspired. The former Democrat president Franklin D. Roosevelt was written off as ‘an insincere show-off’. And as for her husband’s idol, Sir Winston Churchill, he was ‘really quite ga-ga’.


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