[DML] bully pulpit
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Hmm, maybe I misinterpreted James on this..  Either way, my comments are still accurate.  

Thanks for the trivia..  :)


--- On Mon, 2/8/10, Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


> FYI, the term "bully pulpit" does not
> mean what the previous exchange
> between Mr. Espey and Mr. Levy would seem to have
> indicated. The term
> "bully" comes from the time when the phrase "bully for you"
> meant
> "good for you," with no hint of sarcasm as you might find
> today.
> 
> The term was coined by Teddy Roosevelt, who referred to the
> White
> House as a "bully pulpit," by which he meant a terrific
> platform from
> which to advocate an agenda. At the time, the word "bully"
> was a
> commonly-used adjective meaning "superb" or "wonderful" --
> a far more
> common usage then than now.
> 
> The term "bully pulpit" has no relationship to the noun
> "bully," i.e.
> a harasser or someone who intimidates.
> 
> Farrar Hudkins
> #2613
> 


      


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