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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, December 29, 2011

New Rick Perry ad in Iowa calls Congressional opponents “foxes guarding the henhouse”

(By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air) - I don’t disagree that sending a pork-seeking legislator to the White House will do little to reform spending in Congress. We need look no further than the man we elected the last time for a good example of that problem, after all. Rick Perry’s argument that sending a fox to guard the henhouse won’t work is correct … as far as it goes. But it’s the part that follows that doesn’t work as well:


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