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Dole Defends Swiftees in Call From Kerry
NewsMax.com ^ | 8/23/04 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 08/23/2004 2:03:39 PM PDT by kattracks

Presidential candidate John Kerry telephoned former Sen. Bob Dole Monday morning to complain about Dole's demand a day earlier that he apologize to Vietnam veterans for protesting the war, the one-time Republican presidential candidate revealed Monday afternoon.

"John Kerry called me this morning, which surprised me," Dole told radio host Sean Hannity. "He said he was very disappointed, we'd been friends. I said John, we're still friends, but [the Swiftvets] have first amendment rights, just as your people have first amendment rights.

Dole told Kerry, "I'm not trying to stir anything up, but I don't believe everyone of these people who have talked about what happened are Republican liars.

"And very frankly, Bush is my guy, and I'm tired of people on your side calling him everything from a coward to a traitor to everything - a deserter."

Dole said he urged Kerry, "Why don't you call George Bush today and say, 'Mr. President, let's stop all this stuff about the National Guard and Vietnam - and let's talk about the issues."

Dole said Kerry responded, "I haven't spent one dime attacking President Bush."

But the Republican war hero shot back, "You don't have to. You've got all the so-called mainstream media, plus you've got MoveOn.org. and all these other groups that have spent millions and millions of dollars trying to tarnish Bush's image."

"Don't tell me you don't know what some of these people are doing," he told Kerry.

"Everybody like quiet heroes," Dole added, saying he told Kerry, "John, everybody knows you were in Vietnam and the less you say about it, the better."

Dole said he tried to end the tense conversation cordially by telling Kerry, "I wish you good luck, up to a point."



TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobdole; dole; doleisright; kerry; swiftboatveterans
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1 posted on 08/23/2004 2:03:40 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks

There must be something in the Viagra! Go Bob Dole!


2 posted on 08/23/2004 2:05:49 PM PDT by TheExploited (R-Illinois)
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To: kattracks; PhiKapMom; dead; JohnHuang2; AppyPappy; mombonn; Dane

Dang! The Bobster's pretty hot these days!

Bob, you did good -- now don't go all John McCain on us!

Dan


3 posted on 08/23/2004 2:05:57 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: kattracks

Wow. Man Dole is the shiznick. I think the old boy must be really ticked off at being dragged into this issue by the Boston Globe


4 posted on 08/23/2004 2:06:30 PM PDT by aft_lizard (I actually voted for John Kerry before I voted against him)
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To: kattracks

Outstanding!


5 posted on 08/23/2004 2:06:39 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: kattracks

Hey Bob, you da Man.............


6 posted on 08/23/2004 2:06:48 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (The holy city of Najaf is nothing but a "holy sh*t hole".)
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To: kattracks
WOW

This is the Bob Dole I remember from the 1970's.

7 posted on 08/23/2004 2:06:56 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: BibChr

Bob has always been great in these types of exchanges. He really earned his Senate Majority Leader position.

He is also very funny. When Liddy Dole was being named to the Department of Transportation, he quipped "I regret that I have but one wife to give for my country."


8 posted on 08/23/2004 2:07:40 PM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: kattracks

Best stuff I've heard from Dole in years!!!!!


9 posted on 08/23/2004 2:08:04 PM PDT by dennisw (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: kattracks

Better yet -I wonder what George W. Bush said in his phone call today to John McCain?


10 posted on 08/23/2004 2:08:34 PM PDT by tirednvirginia ((But things are looking up!))
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To: Licensed-To-Carry

"Everbody likes a quiet hero". Bob Dole said it all.


11 posted on 08/23/2004 2:08:48 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Woof if you love America!)
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To: BibChr

Unbelieveable -- I didn't think Bob Dole had it in him. Goes to show me how bad Kerry really is!

Kerry gets lower by the day and I didn't think that was possible!


12 posted on 08/23/2004 2:09:29 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Oklahoma is Reagan Country and now Bush Country -- Win Another One for the Gipper!)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

I can't find this anywhere else; it's NewsMax and I'm leery.

But if it is true, what on EARTH has gotten into Bob Dole??


13 posted on 08/23/2004 2:09:31 PM PDT by Howlin (Kerry being called a war hero is "a colloquialism.")
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To: kattracks

By the time this over John the fraud is gonna wish he never heard of Vietnam.


14 posted on 08/23/2004 2:09:43 PM PDT by dennisw (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

IMHO, the article and headline, is missleading..Dole didn't just "defend" the Swifties"..he gave them complete "cover"..for whatever they said, or will say..because now, any impugning the SBV is an attack on Dole..Bob most definitely has a dog in this fight..


15 posted on 08/23/2004 2:09:46 PM PDT by ken5050 (Bill Clinton has just signed to be the national spokesman for Hummer..)
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To: kattracks

Dole has a tongue that can saw through concrete. He used it effectively today.


16 posted on 08/23/2004 2:09:46 PM PDT by Publius (Mother Nature is a hanging judge.)
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To: kattracks
Damn... I'd love to think this is true..
any other sources???
17 posted on 08/23/2004 2:10:01 PM PDT by evad (We are free to draw our conclusions as to who's credible.I can't help it if your perception is wrong)
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To: dennisw

Best stuff I have EVER heard from Bob Dole!


18 posted on 08/23/2004 2:10:03 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Oklahoma is Reagan Country and now Bush Country -- Win Another One for the Gipper!)
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To: PhiKapMom
"He said he was very disappointed, we'd been friends."

High School U.S.A. I think Dole "broke up" with Kerry.

19 posted on 08/23/2004 2:10:45 PM PDT by Howlin (Kerry being called a war hero is "a colloquialism.")
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To: kattracks

Just heard it on Hannity. Dole Rocks.


20 posted on 08/23/2004 2:11:05 PM PDT by msp2004
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To: kattracks
"John Kerry called me this morning, which surprised me," Dole told radio host Sean Hannity.

It's called desperation, Sen. Dole.

21 posted on 08/23/2004 2:11:28 PM PDT by kattracks (http://www.swiftvets.com/)
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To: aft_lizard

Dole needs to CC: this conversation to McCain.


22 posted on 08/23/2004 2:12:02 PM PDT by Belisaurius ("Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, Ted" - Joseph Kennedy 1958)
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To: kattracks
Dole said Kerry responded, "I haven't spent one dime attacking President Bush."

Delusional?

23 posted on 08/23/2004 2:12:36 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: aft_lizard

How about Ambassador to Great Britain? The old boy still has some fight left in him.


24 posted on 08/23/2004 2:12:57 PM PDT by ambrose (http://www.swiftvets.com/)
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To: Howlin

Is Kerry going to whine some more? He really got slammed. You won't see this on the big 3 tv stations.


25 posted on 08/23/2004 2:13:21 PM PDT by berkley
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To: kattracks

I hope Soros has another 36 million to transfuse Kerry's campaign. Kerry's call to Dole is evidence it's bleeding out. Soros for his part isn't displaying any smarts. If this was a business deal he'd have cut his losses long ago.

A lot of folks on the street have to have lost respect for him. Soros has been had big time.


26 posted on 08/23/2004 2:13:28 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: TheExploited

He switched to Cialis, so now he can strike when the time is right.


27 posted on 08/23/2004 2:13:30 PM PDT by rmgatto
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To: TheExploited
"There must be something in the Viagra!"

He should pass some along to McCain!

28 posted on 08/23/2004 2:13:42 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: kattracks

If I had a time machine, I would go back and vote for Dole... But alas, my vote for Perot is a black mark on my image and will forever tarnish my name. ;)

Apf


29 posted on 08/23/2004 2:13:48 PM PDT by APFel
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To: kattracks

I always liked Dole.


30 posted on 08/23/2004 2:14:29 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Shermy
Delusional?
Hmmmm... could be...

31 posted on 08/23/2004 2:14:35 PM PDT by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: kattracks
Bob should have told Kerry to slip Teresa some Viagra so she might let Lurch kiss her in public every now and then...

Otherwise, a stellar job by Bob Dole. He's out of my political dog house after that.

32 posted on 08/23/2004 2:14:37 PM PDT by dirtboy (Forget Berger's socks - has ANYONE searched his skin folds for classified documents?)
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To: Thebaddog

Example of a quiet hero is Pat Tillman. Kerry is not a quiet hero and he really should be.


33 posted on 08/23/2004 2:14:41 PM PDT by airstrike
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To: ken5050

Do you really think the libs will care if they slander Dole? They have in the past.


34 posted on 08/23/2004 2:14:41 PM PDT by Warren (Orhe)
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To: kattracks

Hoorah Bob Dole!! That's telling that $#*^)@?! a thing or two. I'm sure Kerry just let the words flow in one ear and out the other, but at least someone was honest and told it like it is.


35 posted on 08/23/2004 2:14:54 PM PDT by girlscout
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To: kattracks

Good for Bob Dole.

Kerry has nothing to talk about.
I wish he would talk about his senate record.

Or tell the truth about Vietnam.


36 posted on 08/23/2004 2:15:05 PM PDT by The Mayor (God gives grace for this life and glory in the life to come.)
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To: kattracks

Too bad Dole didn't get this riled up in 1996... he might be sitting in the White House today, nearing the end of his 8 years in office.


37 posted on 08/23/2004 2:15:15 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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To: Temple Owl

ping


38 posted on 08/23/2004 2:15:17 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Howlin

First we learn that Kerry has been calling Vets and begging them to give testimonials - and this is apparently how he convinced that Rood guy.

Now he is making whiney phone calls to anyone who says something critical?

I think this goes way beyond this particular issue to show just how thin skinned Kerry is.


39 posted on 08/23/2004 2:15:17 PM PDT by ambrose (http://www.swiftvets.com/)
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To: kattracks

where was this Dole when he was running for president??


40 posted on 08/23/2004 2:15:24 PM PDT by escapefromboston
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To: rmgatto
He switched to Cialis, so now he can strike when the time is right.

I almost sprayed Diet Coke all over my monitor! LOL!

41 posted on 08/23/2004 2:15:33 PM PDT by inkling
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To: kattracks
BOB DOLE (Using voice of SNL Norm MCDonald)

"Bob Dole doesn't take any guff off botoxed metrosexuals with $5,000 haircuts! So don't mess with Bob Dole!"

42 posted on 08/23/2004 2:15:34 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Strategery - "W" plays poker with one hand and chess with the other.)
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To: kattracks

---Dole said Kerry responded, "I haven't spent one dime attacking President Bush."---

Will it never end?

---When, O Catiline, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end of that unbridled audacity of yours, swaggering about as it does now? Do not the nightly guards placed on the Palatine Hill--do not the watches posted throughout the city--does not the alarm of the people, and the union of all good men--does not the precaution taken of assembling the senate in thus most defensible place--do not the looks and countenances of this venerable body here present, have any effect upon you? Do you not feel that your plans are detected? Do you not see that your conspiracy is already arrested and rendered powerless by the knowledge which every one here possesses of it? What is there that you did last night, what the night before-- where is it that you were--who was there that you summoned to meet you--what design was there which was adopted by you, with which you think that any one of us is unacquainted?---

Cicero, 1st Oration Against Catiline


43 posted on 08/23/2004 2:15:48 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: kattracks
Yeah for that little blue pill!!!

44 posted on 08/23/2004 2:15:48 PM PDT by AgThorn (Go go Bush!! But don't turn your back on America with "immigrant amnesty")
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To: kattracks
I wish you good luck, up to a point.

BWAHAHAHA!

Me too. I mean, I don't want him hit by a truck, or anything.

45 posted on 08/23/2004 2:15:48 PM PDT by Right Wing Professor (www.swiftvets.com)
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To: kattracks

This shouldn't surprise anyone. Bob Dole has never lacked backbone.


46 posted on 08/23/2004 2:16:03 PM PDT by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: kattracks

Kerry tried to tell Dole that it was all Bush's fault and that Bush had started it.

Dole said no, if I recall it was McAuliffe, etc.


47 posted on 08/23/2004 2:16:05 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: APFel
OH, the shame, the shame.
(*;
48 posted on 08/23/2004 2:16:11 PM PDT by Warren (Orhe)
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To: Thebaddog; BibChr

"Everbody likes a quiet hero". Bob Dole said it all.

in other words:
STFU... in a kinder, gentler tone, of course.


49 posted on 08/23/2004 2:16:20 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (the madridification of our election is now officially underway.)
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To: TheExploited
There must be something in the Viagra! Go Bob Dole!

LOL! Yeah, it must also cause you to grow big, brass ones!

50 posted on 08/23/2004 2:16:38 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (--Your message could post here--)
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