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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.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Stokes County Rep. Bryan Holloway takes heat for remarks about teachers

(By Travis Fain, Winston-Salem Journal) - During a joint legislative committee meeting on the North Carolina education system last month, state Rep. Bryan Holloway, R-Stokes, suggested that teachers should not take time from the school day to blast state legislators with angry emails about the state's education budget.

The comment, passed around on the Internet, bothered a number of Stokes County teachers who couldn't help but notice: Holloway's legislative office had emailed them at work, and from his official state email account.

"We feel like we're being bombarded in the workplace with emails meant to express his political take on what's going on," said Dan Wolber, a former teacher who retired from Stokes County Schools as of Jan. 1.


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