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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 05, 2011

Charles Krauthammer Predicts Why Rick Perry Won’t Do Interviews: ‘He Thinks He’ll Blow It’

(By Frances Martel, Mediaite) - With the news finally subsiding – yet again – that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is definitely not a 2012 contender, Bill O’Reilly and Charles Krauthammer took a look at the Republican landscape as it now exists. With Mitt Romney as what Krauthammer denoted “the slow and steady tortoise,” this made it Rick Perry‘s move to scramble back up the polls. With that in mind, O’Reilly wondered why Perry seemed to be avoiding the cameras, something that to Krauthammer indicated Perry was afraid of having a “Katie Couric moment.”


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