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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:56 PM

Bob Dole, 89, hospitalized at Walter Reed

Bob Dole, 89, hospitalized at Walter Reed

Updated 5:23 p.m. Eastern Time

Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee and longtime leader of Senate Republicans, has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Hospital, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday.

"He is at Walter Reed not for a checkup," Reid said on the Senate floor. "He is there because he is infirm. He is sick."

Shortly after Reid's comments, however, an assistant to Dole told CBS News in an email that Dole will leave the hospital tomorrow after a "routine" procedure.

"He checked himself in for a routine procedure and will discharge tomorrow," Dole's assistant said. "Doing well and watching the CRPD debate on CSPAN 2."

Reid spoke after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, read a letter from Dole urging passage of the Convention of Persons with Disabilities, or CPRD, which is focused on rights for the disabled. Dole, who is 89, sustained an injury in World War II that left his right arm shattered.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57555136/bob-dole-89-hospitalized-at-walter-reed/

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The Straight Story Nov 2012 OP
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #1
malaise Nov 2012 #2
joeybee12 Nov 2012 #3
Warpy Nov 2012 #5
malaise Nov 2012 #10
Warpy Nov 2012 #11
dsc Nov 2012 #14
malaise Nov 2012 #15
longship Nov 2012 #4
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2012 #7
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #6
Hekate Nov 2012 #8
Bombtrack Nov 2012 #9
Nye Bevan Nov 2012 #12
Guy Whitey Corngood Nov 2012 #13

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:59 PM

1. Please tell me he is not still using Viagra.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:01 PM

2. I have never heard of anyone who was 89 years old who went into

hospital fora routine procedure.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:06 PM

3. Yup...nt

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:50 PM

5. I have. Many times.

Dole was the last decent man that party ran. Once he was away from his handlers and ready to relax after he lost, he turned out to be a pleasant and witty man.

He was wrong about many things, that's why he was a Republican, but he was still decent.

I hope he has his minor procedure and goes home safely with more good time left to him.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:34 PM

10. I would never question his decency

I'm just pointing out that I don't know of routine procedures for people his age.
Not that many folks reach his age. I wish him luck and more importantly quality living.

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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:43 PM

11. Wealthy ex politicians with platinum insurance

are occasionally admitted if they're going through a panel of fasting labs the next morning, followed by simple things like treadmill tests. It can be very minor and we rabble would be expected to do them all as outpatients.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:39 AM

14. My grandma got a knee replacement at either 95 or 96

it was done in a hospital.

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Response to dsc (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:02 AM

15. Wow!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:19 PM

4. An over four hour erection?

Just kidding.

I lived in KS for almost two decades. Everybody liked Bob Dole there, and even Democrats respected him. Beneath his apparent gruff exterior, he is apparently a nice guy.

So, I hope that gruff old guy is okay, and that the docs can deflate his erection soon.


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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:47 PM

7. Okay I must admit...THAT made me laugh!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:39 PM

6. He's older than I thought he was

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:52 PM

8. Best wishes, Senator

You were always one of the good ones.

Hekate

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:32 PM

9. I actually voted for him in my junior high mock election

Because I was a big Norm Macdonald fan

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:46 PM

12. Not a bad guy. I actually felt sorry for him in 1996,

watching Clinton and Gore run rings around him.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:35 AM

13. "Bob Dole wishes Bob Dole a speedy recovery." nt

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