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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

Rev. Billy Graham Hospitalized Following Symptoms of Pneumonia

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (The Blaze/AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham is in a North Carolina hospital, awaiting word from doctors on whether he has pneumonia.

Graham, who is 93, was admitted to Mission Hospitals in Asheville late Wednesday morning suffering from congestion, a cough and a slight fever. According to a statement on the reverend’s web site, he was alert and waving at hospital staff upon being admitted.

Spokesman A. Larry Ross says Graham was in good spirits Wednesday night after a full afternoon of medical tests. Ross said Graham’s daughter, Gigi, visited her father. While watching television in the hospital room, they found a channel showing Graham’s 1973 crusade in St. Louis.

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