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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.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

President Obama Golfs With Pal Recently Busted For Soliciting Prostitute; Media Shrugs

(By Nando Di Fino, Mediaite) - Say what you will about his politics, but it seems President Obama is a very loyal friend. Earlier this year, his high school buddy, Robert “Bobby” Titcomb, was arrested as part of a prostitution sting, after he allegedly approached an undercover police officer for sex in downtown Hawaii (a judge fined him $500 and, if he stays out of trouble for six months, it’s off his record).

A friend’s legal troubles might lead some high profile politicians — especially a President in the midst of a fierce partisan political war — to shy away from appearing publicly with them. But not President Obama. On vacation in the Aloha State with his family, the President has taken in big meals, released turtles into the wild, and has played several rounds of golf. At least two of those rounds have been with Titcomb.


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