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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 ^ | 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, 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 ^ | 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...

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • White House Retreat

    03/06/2006 2:48:35 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 39 replies · 1,172+ views ^ | 03-06-06 | LeBoutillier, John
    White House Retreat John LeBoutillier Monday, March 6, 2006 Several sources over the weekend reveal that the Bush White House has realized that the ports deal is killing them politically - and thus they need a new strategy. Accordingly, probably through the recently-retained lobbyist for Dubai Ports World, former Senator Bob Dole, the White House has told Dubai Ports World to "partner up" with an American company to manage the port terminals. In other words, find a "front company" to act as if they own and run these 21 crucial terminals. First out of the box for this "front" role...
  • Dubai Ports Company Hires Bob Dole As Lobbyist

    02/22/2006 5:10:25 PM PST · by Cagey · 90 replies · 1,798+ views
    The Moderate Voice ^ | 2-22-06 | Joe Gandelman
    The Dubai company that's at the center of the controversy swirling around management of several American ports has hired former Majority Leader Bob Dole as its lobbyist to address the bipartisan uproar over the deal, CNN's Andrea Koppel reports: The 1996 Republican presidential candidate was "engaged" by Dubai Ports World shortly after lawmakers on both sides of the aisle began expressing their strong opposition to the deal, said Mike Galloway, an aide to the retired senator. He is considered a GOP elder statesman, and his wife, Elizabeth, now represents North Carolina in the Senate. Dole is a special counsel in...
  • Bob Dole awarded French Legion of Honor

    11/17/2005 8:17:21 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 22 replies · 663+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | November 17, 2005 | Steve Kraske
    In 2003, Bob Dole gave France a “F-” grade for its lack of enthusiasm for the Iraqi war and urged the nation’s removal from the United Nations Security Council. But what’s a few Freedom Fries between friends, oui? Thursday, Dole stood in his Washington law office as one of France’s most prestigious awards – the Legion of Honor – was pinned to his lapel. The former Kansas senator, said French Ambassador to the United States Jean-David Levitte, is “known all over France” and esteemed for his public service. Although Dole suffered his debilitating war wounds in Italy, not in France,...
  • Bob Dole on Fox Hails Prescription Drug Benefit - "A Great Program"

    11/15/2005 9:37:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies · 865+ views
    Fox News | governsleastgovernsbest
    In a just-completed interview with Fox News' Bill Hemmer, Bob Dole hailed the new Medicare prescription drug benefit as "a great program." It's "great" for low-income people, he explained, because they'll have a very low deductible, and "good" for others. Of course he didn't say how 'great' the program would be for the taxpayer or for future generations saddled with paying for it. Of course Dole isn't alone in this. The program was created with the support of the President and most GOP congressmen. Still, at this stage of his career, it's sad to see Dole flacking for big government....
  • Edward Carafa (who rescued Bob Dole in WWII) has died

    11/02/2005 1:34:04 PM PST · by Borges · 12 replies · 749+ views
    Edward Cafara who saved Bob Dole's life in Italy during WW2, has died in his hometown of New Rochelle, N.Y. at the age of 84.
  • Grand Old Legacy(Bob Dole opines on the African-American vote.)

    08/06/2005 6:54:26 AM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 664+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2005 | Bob Dole
    Forty years ago today, in a nationally televised ceremony, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act. While the immediate effect of the act was the registration of a quarter-million African American voters, more impressive is its enduring legacy: Today there are more than 16 million African American registered voters, 43 black members of Congress and thousands of minorities elected to state and local legislative offices throughout the country. Few pieces of legislation in U.S. history have had such a lasting and positive impact on our civic culture. As a young member of the House of Representatives,...
  • Bob Dole turns 82 today

    07/22/2005 3:40:13 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 22 replies · 481+ views
    "Anyone who wants to understand me must first understand Russell, Kansas. It is my home, where my roots lie, and a constant source of strength. My father's view of the world as "stewers versus doers" registered early. From my neighbors, I learned to feel deeply for God, country and family. In Russell, I came to understand there are things worth living for, and, if need be, dying for. The Russell of my youth was not a place of wealth. Yet it was generous with the values that would shape my outlook and the compassion that would restore life's richness after...
  • Bob Dole: A unique case of obstruction

    05/19/2005 4:18:01 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 31 replies · 1,388+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2005 | Robert Dole
    In the current debate over judicial nominations, some commentators claim Republicans such as myself are misrepresenting history by suggesting the current filibuster tactics of the Democrats are unprecedented. These commentators cite the 1968 nomination of Abe Fortas to be chief justice of the United States as an example of how Republicans once attempted to block a judicial nomination on the Senate floor. I welcome the opportunity to respond to this claim, because the more Americans learn about the history of judicial nominations, the more they will realize how terribly off-track our confirmation process has become. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson...
  • WSJ: The Greatest Generations, by Bob Dole

    05/06/2005 5:41:19 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 341+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 6, 2005 | BOB DOLE
    ...Today, many have still not fully accepted the state of Israel, and the Middle East remains troubled. Many governments are no more willing than before to grant freedom to their people. The slaughters orchestrated by Hitler and Stalin have given way to mass murder in Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. Though many claim to have learned from the unparalleled horrors of the 20th century, it is often not evident. Sadly, we know there will be more genocides. Yet our victory was complete in its liberation of millions of Europeans...; in the validation of our nation's quest for freedom and full rights...
  • Power to the People . . . a Revolution is Brewing! - (Give us back our country!!)

    04/29/2005 2:17:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 139 replies · 2,986+ views
    "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union" . . . are getting restless and feel we are fighting an "insurgency" here in our own United States. The "power to the people" crowd, of this great country, are about to mount a full fledged war here at home if Congress doesn't get its act together. Oh, there won't be bloodshed likened to Valley Forge or Gettysburg, but there's a battle brewing nonetheless. We just might need to start over . . . perhaps another revolution. I feel one coming on. Where's George W . . . Washington...
  • Filibuster Roundup - History of Senate Filibuster Rules

    04/28/2005 5:01:38 AM PDT · by JBW · 6 replies · 2,012+ views ^ | April 28, 2005 | Jonathan B. Wilson
    Bob Dole says that amending the Senate's rules would be unnecessary if only Senate Democrats would forswear use of the filibuster. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Pete Du Pont recounts that many Democratic Senators have had a change of heart when it comes to the propriety of filibusters: "Other Democratic senators have had similar changes in belief: Joe Biden and Robert Byrd, Tom Harkin, Ted Kennedy, Joe Lieberman, Pat Leahy, Chuck Schumer and their erstwhile colleagues Lloyd Bentsen, and Tom Daschle have all vigorously opposed the use of the filibuster against judicial nominations. Mr. Schumer was for voting judicial...
  • Up, Down or Out (Bob Dole on judicial filibuster)

    04/26/2005 9:42:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 815+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 27, 2005 | BOB DOLE
    OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Washington IN the coming weeks, we may witness a vote in the United States Senate that will define the 109th Congress for the ages. This vote will not be about war and peace, the economy or the threat from terrorism. It will focus instead on procedure: whether the Senate should amend its own rules to ensure that nominees to the federal bench can be confirmed by a simple majority vote. I have publicly urged caution in this matter. Amending the Senate rules over the objection of a substantial minority should be the option of last resort. I still...
  • Bob Dole Speaks Out

    04/27/2005 6:23:28 PM PDT · by Wrangler22 · 9 replies · 505+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | April 27th, 2005 | John Kuethe
    Today, Bob Dole has an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times. In it he speaks about the state of the 109th congress and its importance in American politics now in the future. As a veteran of the decades in the United States Senate and a man who has come as close as possible to the oval office, without becoming President, his credentials are beyond reproach. Senator Dole speaks of the mutual self-restraint that has been observed by both parties throughout the history of this Nation. This restraint has been the key that has enabled the Senate to function and...
  • Up, Down Or Out (Bob Dole on the Constitutional Option)

    04/27/2005 2:13:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 1,016+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2005 | former Senator Robert Dole
    ashingtonIN the coming weeks, we may witness a vote in the United States Senate that will define the 109th Congress for the ages. This vote will not be about war and peace, the economy or the threat from terrorism. It will focus instead on procedure: whether the Senate should amend its own rules to ensure that nominees to the federal bench can be confirmed by a simple majority vote.I have publicly urged caution in this matter. Amending the Senate rules over the objection of a substantial minority should be the option of last resort. I still hold out hope that...
  • After Words with Bob Dole (C-SPAN2 BookTV) - Also Thomas Sowell on Q&A (C-SPAN)

    04/17/2005 3:39:39 PM PDT · by leadpenny · 4 replies · 730+ views Interview After Words with Bob Dole C-SPAN Dole, Robert J., U.S. Senator (1969-1996), R-KS Atkinson, Rick, Author Former Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole will talk about his book One Soldier's Story: A Memoir, published by HarperCollins. The book is about his experience joining the Army in 1940's, and becoming a platoon leader at the age of 21. He was stationed with the 10th Mountain Division and was part of an attack on the Nazi army in the Alps of Northern Italy. During the battle he was hit in the upper back by enemy fire, which damaged his spinal cord....
  • Dole shreds NPR's Gross

    04/12/2005 5:00:12 PM PDT · by Phil Southern · 20 replies · 847+ views
    Bob Dole just dissected/destroyed/left speechless NPR's Terri Gross during an interview about his new book. Dole graciously answered a couple political questions regarding Kerry and Dole's own remarks about the subject, while also stating that he was there to talk about his book and not politics. Gross wouldn't give in, so Dole then called out NPR, the NYT, the LAT, TWP as liberally biased news orgs, and fired back again when Gross was cutting him off to ask another question. She was at loss for words, and breathlessly announced she "now back to the book".
  • Dole Recounts War Experiences, Recovery and Recent Problems in New Book

    04/10/2005 11:24:33 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 815+ views
    AP ^ | Apr 10, 2005
    Dole Recounts War Experiences, Recovery and Recent Problems in New Book By John Hanna/ Associated Press Writer Apr 10, 2005 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - He lay in the dirt for hours on Hill 913, drifting in and out of consciousness, unable to move or feel anything below his neck. Bob Dole's spinal cord was damaged, his right arm immobilized by the mortar, shell or machine gun blast - "whatever it was, I'll never know" - in the mountains of northern Italy less than a month before World War II ended in Europe. In his new book, "One Soldier's Story," the...
  • Recent injury puts Dole in an all too familiar spot

    03/18/2005 1:39:29 PM PST · by rightalien · 8 replies · 1,004+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2005 | Stephanie Mansfield
    The sunlit third-floor physical therapy room at Walter Reed Army Medical Center is not for the faint of heart. A young woman sits on a stationary bike, her left leg severed at the knee, a crosshatch of stitches closing the wound. A thin young man with a spider web of facial scars sits quietly working with a therapist, his left arm a stump. Other amputees try out their artificial legs, balancing precariously on crutches. Here, the wounds of war are fresh — even for 81-year-old former Sen. Bob Dole, a World War II veteran who cheated death 60 years ago,...
  • 12,000-Year-Old Bones Found in Kansas

    02/15/2005 4:44:02 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies · 1,603+ views
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | Feb 15, 2002
    GOODLAND, Kan. - Scientists say mammoth and camel bones unearthed in northwest Kansas that date back 12,200 years could be part of "one of the most important archaeological sites in North America." The bones, found last June in Sherman County near the Colorado border, were alongside a piece of stone that archaeologists say was the kind used in tools that humans once used to butcher animals. Archaeological geologist Rolfe Mandel of the Kansas Geological Survey said carbon-14 dating completed last week shows the bones are between 12,200 and 12,300 years old, which could mean humans lived on the Great Plains...
  • Was Howard Dean behind a Daring Art Theft?

    02/08/2005 10:23:03 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 27 replies · 2,160+ views
    Special to FreeRpublic ^ | 12 February 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Last August, Edvard Munch’s famous masterpiece, “The Scream,” was stolen again. Armed gunmen took the painting from the Oslo Munch Museum in Norway. Saturday, the Democratic National Committee will elect former Governor Howard Dean as the Chairman of the DNC. Are these events connected? Sometimes, reality is its own parody. As the satirical website reported this week, “Faced with the fact that former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is the only person still seeking the chairmanship of the Democrat National Committee (DNC), the nine-member panel of elected officers announced today that it had posted the job on, and would...
  • Maybe Deep Throat WAS Ill

    02/08/2005 3:10:26 PM PST · by SmokeRing · 3 replies · 300+ views
    Brave Sir Blogger "Blog" ^ | Feb. 8, 2005 | Brave Sir Blogger
    "Maybe John Dean’s alleged conversation between Bob Woodward and Len Downie occurred a few weeks ago, and is no longer relevant." Must be a joke...
  • Weird "Deep Throat" Theory--Bob Dole???

    02/04/2005 6:25:49 AM PST · by SmokeRing · 21 replies · 690+ views
    "Brave Sir Blogger" Blog ^ | Feb. 4, 2005 | Brave Sir Blogger
    When asked--yet again--about Deep Throat's identity yesterday in Austin, Bob Woodward replied: "When you know who it is, when that story's told, your reaction will be 'now I understand' (why the person wants anonymity). And so to answer that question would lead you down that trail, and that's something we're not anxious to do." Personally, after I first read All The President's Men, I came away with the impression that, if it had been a work of fiction, then--get this--the authors had written the character of Bob Dole in ways so as to subtly point to him as being Deep...
  • No to the candidate, yes to the coat (Timberland to ask Kerry to pitch their coats?)

    11/24/2004 9:00:29 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 21 replies · 1,869+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | November 2004 | Washington Whispers by Paul Bedard
    Bob Dole pitched Viagra. Al Gore grew a goofy goatee and taught college. So what's Sen. John Kerry to do to shake off his loosing White House bid? Well, the folks at L.L. Bean, Timberland, or Woolrich would probably love to have him pitching their coats. That's because Kerry's campaign fashion trademark, his wheat-colored Timberland barn coat, has caused a spike in sales of the jackets. "It does seem to be getting a big lift," says Woolrich marketing director Tim Joseph. Barn coat sales typically drop off when winter arrives, but not this year. "We are somewhat inclined to attribute...
  • Statement by Former Senator Bob Dole (On Democrats Trying to Disenfranchise Military Voters)

    10/15/2004 3:42:03 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 28 replies · 1,702+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 15, 2004
    ARLINGTON, VA – Former Senator Bob Dole issued the following statement: “Here we go again. In 2000 Democrats tried to disenfranchise military voters in Florida. They tried to do it again in 2004 using the same cast of characters. “In other key states, like Ohio and Pennsylvania, we are seeing a similar strategy, with Kerry operatives trying to block the extension necessary to ensure military votes are counted. Rather than filing as soon as possible, Democrats waited until the litigation would hold up state and local election officials. “With less than 20 days until the presidential election, it is likely...
  • Bob Dole: 2005 - Big Year For Kosova

    10/09/2004 3:21:14 PM PDT · by joan · 20 replies · 1,277+ views
    Kosovalive ^ | October 8, 2004
    PRISHTINA (KosovaLive) – Bob Dole, known for his contribution to the issue of Kosova, said that he hopes that the country will gain independence in 2005. The former Republican Senator is in a visit to Kosova at the invitation of Kosova’s President Ibrahim Rugova. This is Dole’s second visit to Kosova. The first one took place 14 years ago, and that time Serbia’s regime police have intervened against the people who took to the street to welcome him. Dole said that Kosova is a very special place for him. “I have always had a very special interest in Kosova and...
  • Al Gore and Bob Dole will debate at Regent University

    10/01/2004 8:55:56 PM PDT · by ambrose · 13 replies · 479+ views
    Al Gore and Bob Dole will debate at Regent University By SUSAN E. WHITE, The Virginian-Pilot © October 2, 2004 Last updated: 11:01 PM WANT TO GO: Al Gore and Bob Dole, will debate at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Regent University in Virginia Beach. For information, visit or call the Regent Theatre Box Office at 226-4245. Tickets go on sale Oct. 11. VIRGINIA BEACH — He’s a Republican, a decorated World War II veteran and a former U.S. senator who lost the presidential election in 1996. His opponent is a Democrat, a former U.S. senator and the nation’s...
  • Chairman Gillespie’s Prepared Remarks from Today’s RNC Press Conference

    09/17/2004 1:33:05 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 726+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | September 17, 2004
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Christine Iverson 202-863-8614Thanks everyone for coming. I am proud to announce that the RNC has met and exceeded our goal of registering 3 million new voters in this cycle. As of today we have registered 3,047,073 voters. The President is attracting new voters and has historic levels of support from Republicans around the country. We are expanding our party and building coalitions that will lead us to victory in November. Last week in Monroe, Louisiana, I welcomed Rep. Rodney Alexander to the Republican Party. He became the 200th elected Democrat to switch parties since President George...
  • Bob Dole calls on Kerry to demand ad be taken off air...(DRUDGE

    09/16/2004 10:33:54 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 10 replies · 538+ views
    DRUDGE ^ | 9-17-04 | Bob Dole
    Statement by Former Senator Bob Dole Fri Sep 17 2004 00:39:35 ET ARLINGTON, VA -- Former Senator Bob Dole issued the following statement: "As Chairman of the Bush-Cheney Veterans Coalition, and as a veteran, I call on John Kerry to demand that take down their ad depicting a defeated American soldier. It's one thing to debate whether we should take the fight to the terrorists, but depicting an American soldier in effect surrendering in the battle against the terrorists is beyond the pale. I cannot believe that John Kerry, who reminds us daily of his Vietnam service, would possibly...
  • Statement by Former Senator Bob Dole (Demands Kerry request Moveon ad be taken down)

    09/16/2004 10:37:22 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 37 replies · 2,911+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 16, 2004
    ARLINGTON, VA – Former Senator Bob Dole issued the following statement: “As Chairman of the Bush-Cheney Veterans Coalition, and as a veteran, I call on John Kerry to demand that take down their ad depicting a defeated American soldier. It’s one thing to debate whether we should take the fight to the terrorists, but depicting an American soldier in effect surrendering in the battle against the terrorists is beyond the pale. I cannot believe that John Kerry, who reminds us daily of his Vietnam service, would possibly approve the disgusting and demoralizing portrayal of American soldiers fighting for us...
  • Dole helps unveil Kerry POW film: Documentary gives voice to vets 'betrayed' during war

    09/10/2004 1:55:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 21 replies · 1,007+ views ^ | Friday, September 10, 2004
    Thursday, September 9, 2004 ELECTION 2004Dole helps unveil Kerry POW filmDocumentary gives voice to vets 'betrayed' during war Posted: September 9, 200410:39 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Former Sen. Bob Dole is joining Vietnam veterans in Washington today to unveil a new documentary that tells the stories of former POWs who felt betrayed by Sen John Kerry's 1971 testimony accusing American servicemen of war crimes. As WorldNetDaily first reported Aug. 24 and Aug. 28, "Stolen Honor: The Wounds that Never Heal" juxtaposes Kerry's actions after the war with the words of veterans still serving, including some who heard his testimony in a...