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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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Another Failed Political Assassination

(By Art Pope, National Review Online) - Last November, as part of the Republican wave sweeping the nation, North Carolina voters elected Republican majorities to both chambers of our state legislature for the first time since 1870.

The day after the election, a self-proclaimed “progressive” blogger in Chapel Hill — angry about the Republican victories — fantasized about assassinating me. “I’m a trained killer you know, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayers, and it would be easy as pie to take [Art Pope] out.”

After cooling off a bit, he then backed off: “Don’t worry Mr. Pope,” he wrote. “You’re not worth dying for, not to me anyway.” But he vowed to do “whatever was necessary to stop Art Pope from buying our democracy.”


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