bully pulpit


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a public office of sufficiently high rank that it provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter

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Mayor Parker's use of her bully pulpit to silence pulpit freedom must be stopped in its tracks.
None ranked for any power of brains, good, politics or the bully pulpit, which refers to the ability to influence others.
The letter, a copy of which was made available to the press, says: "A group which would in essence initiate a national conversation on the war effort -- a conversation which you have been unwilling to start using the presidential bully pulpit.
Instead, Rendell--along with a half-dozen former Clinton officials I spoke to--agree with Obama's policies, but argue that he's failed to use the presidential bully pulpit to sell them to the public.
Three years later, she was hired by Hearst Magazines to turn around the languishing Cosmopolitan and it became her bully pulpit for the next 32 years.
On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit, Yale University Press, 2003), that questions a central tenet of the modern presidency--that presidential leadership involves persuasion of the public.
Polls don't yet show enough support for full independence in Scotland, but the nationalist leader, Alex Salmond, hopes to use his new bully pulpit to convince Scottish voters they might be better off on their own.
During APHA's 138th Annual Meeting in November, he moderated a session on that very issue, and he and the nation's three state surgeons general talked about ways the position offers a bully pulpit for critical public health concerns ranging from obesity to health reform implementation.
The paper reported that in a fiery speech to the Senate just before the vote, Monserrate said he had been made a scapegoat and accused his critics of exploiting an "ethical bully pulpit.
Don't get over-rewarded rock stars on this bully pulpit, or famous actors; find the next Cole Porter, if he/she hasn't already left to write jingles.
But on the other hand, it is using the bully pulpit to chastise the industry for not doing enough to prevent foreclosures.
I'm one member of Congress who may be caught up in it, but I have a bully pulpit and I can fight back," Harman said in an interview with NBC News.
We are demanding absolute transparency for every dollar spent, and we will use the power of the bully pulpit and .
To better represent the opinions of all NDTA industry members, and to truly make this column a bully pulpit for all points of view, I would like to reach out to all major NDTA industry segments and identify spokespersons that can represent the varied commercial interests of our corporate members.
Besides, this tax has so many strikes against it that surely the supes -- if they so desire -- only need the power of their bully pulpit to persuade constituents to vote it down in November.