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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.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Rick Perry Reads List Of ‘Top 10 Rick Perry Excuses’ On David Letterman

(By James Crugnale, Mediaite) - Rick Perry graciously appeared on CBS’s 'The Late Show with David Letterman' Thursday night in the wake of his “oops!” moment at Wednesday’s GOP debate to read Letterman’s Top 10 List. The Texas Governor riffed on several hot topics, from fellow rival Mitt Romney (“one handsome dude”) to Justin Bieber, as he read the list of Top Ten Rick Perry Excuses.

Perry’s gaffe during Wednesday night’s debate was painful to watch, especially for anyone who has ever spoken publicly, but he quickly turned lemons into lemonade by adopting a self-deprecating stance that humanized the event. The 'Late Show' appearance was a prime example of this canny strategy, and while it might not revive his flagging presidential hopes, it certainly takes the edge off of what was a painful moment.


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