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  • Bob Dole Defends John McCain in Letter to Rush Limbaugh

    02/05/2008 4:16:13 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 109 replies · 20,650+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 2-5-08 | Bob Dole
    Below is the text of a letter former Republican Kansas Sen. Bob Dole sent to radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, as obtained by FOX News. Rush, I have not seen you in a long time but I do hear you frequently and I know that you have serious reservations about Senator McCain. Not that many care but I have not been involved in the Republican Primary contest because Elizabeth, a good conservative, is running for reelection in North Carolina where Romney, McCain and Huckabee each enjoy considerable support. I was the Republican Leader from January 1985 until I left...
  • Disgraceful, Insecure McCain Campaign Manipulated Bob Dole (Rush Empties Both Barrels On McCain)

    02/05/2008 2:57:56 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 137 replies · 348+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 02/05/08 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So by now, if you don't know that Bob Dole sent me a letter yesterday afternoon, then you haven't been paying attention.  Here's the timeline on this.  Senator Dole, for whom I have a tremendous amount of respect, sent me an e-mail that I received here at 2:35 p.m. yesterday afternoon.  I assumed that it was a private e-mail and was going to reply to it later in the afternoon when I got home.  By the way, Mike Allen of Politico.com, the headline:  "Dole Scolds Limbaugh," there was no scolding in this letter.  I have it here...
  • Romney Backpedals Over Bob Dole Comments

    02/05/2008 1:12:41 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 117 replies · 113+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | February 05, 2008 | Carl Cameron, Shushannah Walshe, AP
    Mitt Romney backpedaled Tuesday after saying former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole is “probably the last person I would have wanted to have write a letter for me.” Romney made the remark in response to a letter Dole wrote to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh in defense of John McCain. Romney even tried to call Dole, with no luck, from his plane as he criss-crossed the country on Super Tuesday in last-minute campaigning. “Let me make it very clear. Senator Dole is an American hero, a war hero, a fine man and a great leader for our party,” Romney...
  • Bob Dole scolds Limbaugh

    02/04/2008 3:43:26 PM PST · by jern · 371 replies · 664+ views
    Politico ^ | Mike Allen
    Bob Dole, the former Senate Republican leader, wrote an insistent letter to Rush Limbaugh on Monday and suggested that for the good of the party, the conservative talk-show host should stop his strafing of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). On Monday's show, Limbaugh asserted that McCain has "lied about his reason for opposing the Bush tax cuts," and added: "I think McCain has an animus toward the Republican Party. I think ever since South Carolina 2000 he's had it in for the Republican Party, and one of his objectives is to destroy it and change it." McCain, the front-runner for the...
  • Stop comparing McInsane to Bob Dole!! (vanity rant)

    02/02/2008 2:52:47 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 72 replies · 127+ views
    Stop comparing mean old crazy McCain to good old Bob Dole!
  • 'Bob Dole' rides again (McCain)

    02/02/2008 10:52:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 87 replies · 79+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/2/08 | Bruce Wilson
    Albert Einstein once said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. With that in mind, if John McCain wins the Republican presidential nomination, it might be appropriate to temporarily designate the site of the 2008 Republican convention an insane asylum. Why? Well, a Republican doesn't need to spend much time on a political analyst's couch before depressing memories of the 1996 presidential election – also known as the Bob Dole debacle – are dredged up. If you're old enough to remember that frightening experience, but still too traumatized to recall it, perhaps...
  • Huckabee Slipping

    12/29/2007 9:12:48 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 85 replies · 152+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/29/07 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- While public polls show Mike Huckabee leading Mitt Romney in Iowa, a new survey of an oversized sample shows Huckabee slipping and no longer ahead of Romney. A private corporate interest commissioned a phone bank survey of 15,000 Iowans who say they will attend Republican presidential caucuses Jan. 3. It showed Romney with 30 percent and Huckabee at 26 percent. Sen. John McCain was third with 12 percent and Rudy Giuliani fourth at 9 percent. Fred Thompson had only 1 percent, with slightly fewer votes than Rep. Ron Paul (also at 1 percent). Numbers for both Huckabee and...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos) 10-16-2007

    10/16/2007 5:26:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies · 105+ views
    President Bush met this afternoon in the Rose Garden with Senator Bob Dole and Secretary Donna Shalala on the Commission on Care for Wounded Warriorstranscript President Bush met privately today with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet. He will present him tomorrow with Congressional Medal Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice continued her meeting in the Middle East. She won public support Tuesday for a Mideast peace conference from a skeptical Egypt, boosting her bid to secure critical Arab backing for pushing Israel and the Palestinians to resume formal negotiations to end their conflict. Enoy your visit to Sanity...
  • 1996 - THOMPSON SAYS DOLE CAMPAIGN IS ERRING

    09/14/2007 7:12:29 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 18 replies · 187+ views
    Knoxville News-Sentinel via Bar of Integrity ^ | August 8, 1996 | MICHAEL SILENCE, NEWS-SENTINEL STAFF WRITER
    Knoxville News-Sentinel, The (TN) August 8, 1996 Section: A Section Page: A1 THOMPSON SAYS DOLE CAMPAIGN IS ERRING Author: MICHAEL SILENCE, NEWS-SENTINEL STAFF WRITER As the Republican's big show in San Diego nears, U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson on Wednesday chided Bob Dole's presidential campaign staffers for continually ``stepping on their own story.'' Thompson also said speculation Dole backed off abortion language to buffer the possible pick of an abortion-rights running mate is plausible. However, he added, that implies ``a well-thought-out move'' on the part of the Dole campaign. The Tennessee Republican, in Knoxville to laud law enforcement and tour the...
  • Hillary's Hypocrisy

    09/05/2007 7:08:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 766+ views
    NewsMax ^ | September 5, 2007 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Even though the year is far from over and is likely to have its fair share of hypocrisy, Mrs. Clinton’s comment on the need to compromise to achieve political and social progress has to outclass any other current or future entrant for the Hypocrite of the Year award. This woman, who refused to change a comma or a word of her thousand-page-plus healthcare reform bill and, as a result of her intractable stubbornness, sent the bill down to defeat along with the Democratic Congress and almost her husband’s presidency, is daring to show herself now as the apostle of compromise....
  • FReeper Wheelbarrow in Akron's First Honor Flight /for WW2 Vets-09-08-07 [After action report #41]

    09/04/2007 8:09:56 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 90 replies · 2,559+ views
    Honor Flight ^ | 4 September 2007 | DollyCali
    FReeper Wheelbarrow(Bronze Star recipient) - part of Akron's First Honor Flight - for WW2 Vets - Sept 8, 2007Freeper Social in Grand Island NY : AFPhys; The Mayor, Wheelbarrow, NYTexan Wheelbarrow has been a FReeper for a few years. He lurks alot & has participated in many FReeps in Ohio, was active in the 04 national election & rallies & went to DC in 2005 for several events in FReeperdom. He is 82 & was part of the European Theater in WW2. He received a bronze star for the efforts in the war. Honor Flight i s a marvelous...
  • Bob Dole says his support is likely to be "picked up" by Fred Thompson

    07/27/2007 1:54:25 PM PDT · by pissant · 55 replies · 593+ views
    Blogs for Fred ^ | 7/27/07 | staff
    Bob Dole has decided that John McCain has lost the "buzz", and has signaled he is likely to switch his support to Fred Thompson in September. Take a look at what Dole is quoted as saying in a Bloomberg article: Bob Dole says his preferred presidential candidate, Arizona Senator John McCain, is fading and that his support is likely to be ``picked up'' by Fred Thompson, who is expected to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination in September. ``My heart has always been with my good friend John McCain,'' said Dole, former Senate majority leader and Republican presidential nominee....
  • I'm Sorry for the Impotence Ads....

    05/19/2007 7:31:38 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 116 replies · 3,578+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 19 May 2007 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    There are certain categories of ads on TV which offend me, and no doubt you, whenever they appear. There are the impotence ads. (Known as “E.D.” to its friends.) Plus the constipation/diarrhea ads. Plus the mobility (scooter) ads. The implication is that older men can’t get it up, can’t get it out, or can’t get it moving. Throw in the Alzheimer ads, and we can’t remember whether we’ve done any of that. I say “we” because all these annoying ads are my fault. Yes, mine, and I apologize. Yes, I am falling apart. It was only a month ago that...
  • Walter Reed panel vows broad examination

    03/11/2007 3:07:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 491+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/07 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration must examine all military and veterans' hospitals to see where the system has failed, one of the leaders of the presidential commission to investigate the problems said Sunday. Donna Shalala, health secretary under President Clinton, said the commission will look at the system from the time "someone is hurt in Iraq and Afghanistan, all the way through, and to see not simply where the glitches are, but where the whole government has broken down." President Bush last week announced he had ordered a comprehensive review of conditions at military and veterans' hospitals, which have been...
  • Erectile Dysfunction Waxes and Wanes (exercise improves sex life...who'd athunk)

    01/18/2007 7:32:13 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 69 replies · 1,601+ views
    Medpagetoday.com ^ | 1/17/2006 | Neil Osterweil
    Instead of popping pills, men with erectile dysfunction may be able to improve their performance through weight loss and getting in shape, but long-term cigarette smokers may be out of luck. Action Points * Explain to patients who ask that weight loss may improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction, while smoking doubles the risk that erectile dysfunction will progress in severity. Other common risk factors for erectile dysfunction include aging, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. That's the conclusion of investigators in the ongoing Massachusetts Male Aging Study, who found that changing some modifiable risk factors may reverse or prevent the progression of...
  • Clinton Operatives Behind Anti-Bush Ad Campaign

    07/10/2002 8:13:10 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 73 replies · 1,769+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | July 10, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    Former Clinton political hitman James Carville, who recently touted New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for a 2008 presidential run, is reportedly behind an advertising campaign attacking President Bush for his 1990 sale of Harken Energy stock as well as his ties to the oil industry in general. American Family Voices, a group described by the New York Times as "secretive," has paid to run a 30-second commercial on cable news programs in Washington, D.C., and in New York through Thursday. The ad blasts President Bush as "sly like a fox" for talking down his dealings with Harken Energy, which Democrats...
  • Rescue Darfur Now (Bob Dole and John McCain Op-Ed)

    09/10/2006 3:01:21 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 37 replies · 904+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2006 | John McCain and Bob Dole
    In 1995, the writing was on the wall. The conflict in Bosnia was escalating. Tens of thousands of civilians had been driven from their homes and were trapped in places the United Nations had designated as "safe areas," including Srebrenica. Only a few hundred poorly equipped U.N. peacekeepers stood between those civilians and Bosnian Serb forces. The Serbs had signaled their defiance of the United Nations, their disdain for diplomatic overtures and their determination to advance on the safe areas and finish the job of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. All the makings of a massacre were present, and, before the...
  • For Limbaugh, Laughter Best Medicine: 'Told Doctor I Was Worried About Next 'Election'

    06/27/2006 9:40:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 84 replies · 3,831+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 27, 2006 If the mark of a person at ease with himself is the ability to have a chuckle at his own expense, then Rush Limbaugh is a supremely serene man. In the wake of the incident in which he was detained at the Palm Beach International Airport when it was discovered he had in his luggage a vial of Viagra with a prescription not in his name, you might have imagined that Rush would have begun today's show with an indignant denial of wrongdoing. He might have explained in tedious detail that in fact the...
  • Ports fiasco reveals political hypocrisy, public ignorance

    03/16/2006 5:02:26 AM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 131 replies · 1,199+ views
    MercuryNews.com ^ | Mar. 16, 2006 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In retrospect, America went collectively insane over the possibility that a company owned by Dubai's government would operate several of our ports. Rarely has reason been so routed by pure emotion. Dubai is a Westernizing state that long ago left the eighth century and accepts the modern world of globalized commerce and finance. This member of the United Arab Emirates has -- especially after Sept. 11 -- passed on intelligence, hosted our fleet and provided a foothold in the gulf near Iraq and Iran. For a country that is addicted to imported petroleum, hooked on cheap imported goods and eager...
  • Bob Dole: Moussaoui Judge in 'Clinton Hall of Shame'

    03/15/2006 2:32:48 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 42 replies · 1,208+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 16 March 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    The Clinton-appointed federal judge who tossed out half the government's death penalty case against convicted 9/11 "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui on Tuesday has a history of liberal rulings and was once named by Sen. Bob Dole to the "Clinton Hall of Shame." Even before Judge Leonie Brinkema decimated the government's case by ruling that evidence from key witnesses had been tainted by prosecutorial misconduct, veteran terrorism prosecutor Andrew McCarthy warned Brinkema not to overreact. Writing about the furor over the prosecution's blunder on NationalReviewOnline Monday, McCarthy said: "It is a tempest in a teapot that is obviously being blown out...