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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.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sacha Baron Cohen Arrives At The Oscars As ‘The Dictator,’ Dumps ‘Ashes’ On A Very Unhappy Ryan Seacrest

(By Alex Alvarez, Mediaite) - There’d been some concern earlier that actor Sacha Baron Cohen, whose film 'Hugo' is up for several Academy Awards tonight, would show up in character as the “The Dictator” (from his upcoming movie of the same name) and perform some sort of “stunt,” particularly in light of his actions at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. And, well. Turns out the Powers That Be were right to be nervous.

Baron Cohen showed up on the red carpet wearing the tyrannical ruler’s signature, medal-studded uniform, flanked by two ladies in military outfits.

The actor also arrived carrying what will most likely be the most memorable accessory of the evening — a golden urn carrying the “remains” of deceased North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. It had been, you see, his dream to come to the Oscars and be sprinkled onto the red carpet and all over actress Halle Berry.

As it turns out, most of Kim Jong Il ended up on red carpet interviewer Ryan Seacrest. (“I think it’s Bisquik,” Seacrest later told Antonio Banderas.)


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