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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, December 01, 2011

Campaign Secrets: Mitt Romney Peels The Cheese Off His Pizza, Rick Perry Prefers Jen Aniston To Angelina Jolie

(By Nando Di Fino, Mediaite) - It’s not going to be filed under “breaking news,” but Politico’s Mike Allen was a guest on Erin Burnett‘s program Wednesday night, and revealed some pretty interesting behind-the-scenes details from the campaign trail, many of which are included his new e-book (written with Evan Thomas), 'Playbook 2012: The Right Fights Back'.

At the top of the list? Mitt Romney‘s strange food habits. Allen says that Romney pulls the cheese off the top of his pizza slices and tears the skin off KFC fried chicken, eating just the meat. “I’m glad to hear he’s got vices,” Burnett joked.

Allen also revealed that Romney is so intense about workouts that if he can’t get into a gym at his hotel, he’ll just run around the halls. So remember that next time you’re at a Marriott (which he prefers) — the thumping in the hallways might not be rambunctious 13 year-olds; open the door, and you could meet a Republican front-runner! (or you could scare some little kids)

There was also an endearing, much more-normal-ish quality about Romney that Burnett pressed Allen on. A relative of the multi-millionaire told him that Romney likes to fix holes in gloves with duct tape instead of throwing them away. “I throw away my gloves,” Allen admitted.


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