Monday, January 04, 2010

If you think the office of Lt. Governor gives you a bully pulpit.

Then you don't really understand the office of Lt. Governor.

"As Lt. Governor I will draw from my business and leadership experience and use the office as a bully pulpit to help create new and meaningful jobs, lower taxes, and revitalize the Illinois economy." — Jason Plummer

A bully pulpit is a public office or other position of authority of sufficiently high rank that provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter. The bully pulpit can bring issues to the forefront that were not initially in debate, due to the office's stature and publicity.

The office of Lt. Governor is not a position of authority or sufficiently high rank to meet this requirement.

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