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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:35 PM

Bob Dole, 89, hospitalized at Walter Reed

Source: CBS

By BRIAN MONTOPOLI / CBS NEWS/ November 27, 2012, 5:15 PM

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.

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Reply Bob Dole, 89, hospitalized at Walter Reed (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #1
naaman fletcher Nov 2012 #11
olddad56 Nov 2012 #20
Gore1FL Nov 2012 #24
olddad56 Nov 2012 #31
Gore1FL Nov 2012 #35
Skittles Nov 2012 #21
JI7 Nov 2012 #34
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #2
ret5hd Nov 2012 #3
msanthrope Nov 2012 #7
ret5hd Nov 2012 #10
Botany Nov 2012 #4
Archae Nov 2012 #5
msanthrope Nov 2012 #8
Gore1FL Nov 2012 #27
Panasonic Nov 2012 #6
thelordofhell Nov 2012 #9
adirondacker Nov 2012 #12
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #17
niyad Nov 2012 #13
Grins Nov 2012 #14
ret5hd Nov 2012 #15
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #16
DesertRat Nov 2012 #18
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 #19
Ter Nov 2012 #22
Catlover827 Nov 2012 #25
Catlover827 Nov 2012 #23
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #26
alp227 Nov 2012 #28
MADem Nov 2012 #30
are_you_serious_1234 Nov 2012 #29
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #32
davidpdx Nov 2012 #33
wordpix Nov 2012 #36

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:37 PM

1. Oh no.

He's one of the good ones.

I wish him a speedy recovery!

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:59 PM

11. I wouldn't call him a good one

 

But he is a reminder that the GOP was at least sane once upon a time.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:10 PM

20. I wish him well. He would not have made a better president than the man he ran against in 1996...

however, he probably would have made a better republican president than any we have had in the last 100 years.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:21 PM

24. I'd go as far as 50 years

100 may be a little much (Though 100 misses Teddy Roosevelt almost perfectly!) I am inclined to say Ike Eisenhower might be hard for Bob Dole to leapfrog.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:33 AM

31. Teddy was a member of the Bull Moose Party, you have to go back that far...

to include those republican standouts such as Warren Harding, Cal Coolidge and everyone's favorite, only to be out done by Dubya, Herbert Hoover. Ike was okay, he didn't screw things up like the others. All he did was play golf and have a chief adviser, Cliff Roberts, who wasn't a politician, but managed a racist, elite County Club called Augusta National. Ike only managed to squeeze in 800 rounds of golf at Augusta National during his time in office.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:35 AM

35. He was Republican when he was president. n/t

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:12 PM

21. CORRECT

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:55 AM

34. he also picked Jack Kemp to be his running mate, i can't see today's

republican party finding him acceptable.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:39 PM

2. I hope he is well again soon. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:44 PM

3. Bob Dole says "Bob Dole is in Walter Reed Hospital."

Sorry, my time as an adolescent viewer of SNL is coming thru.

on edit: i fforgot to add: "Bob Dole!"

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:50 PM

7. I wonder if Bob Dole took Bob Dole's chair with him. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:56 PM

10. Bob Dole hasn't been asked that question. Maybe Bob Dole would answer that question...

if Bob Dole were asked. Bob Dole!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:49 PM

4. I wish him well

I hope he gets to go home soon and gets to live in comfort for
the rest of his life because he has earned that many time over.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:50 PM

5. Dole would be kicked out of today's GOP.

"Too liberal."

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Response to Archae (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:51 PM

8. Too sane. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:29 PM

27. Arguably the same thing! n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:50 PM

6. Speedy recovery to this man.

 

I salute him for his service in WWII, but not for the Republican work, and wish he would stop being an Republican and go Independent during the last year, denouncing Republican not the same as his Republican Party of the 70s and the 80s.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:55 PM

9. He had an erection that lasted more than 4 hours

So he had to see a doctor

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:00 PM

12. LMAO! n/t

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:32 PM

17. I would call the NYT at that point.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:04 PM

13. I had not realized he was still alive. wishing him and his family peace.

was just looking back at a bit of his career, and saw that he voted against medicare. and then there was this bit from the vp debate:n 1976, Dole ran unsuccessfully for Vice President on a ticket headed by President Gerald Ford. Incumbent Vice President Nelson Rockefeller had withdrawn from consideration the previous fall, and Dole was chosen. Dole stated during the Vice Presidential debate with Walter Mondale, "I figured it up the other day: If we added up the killed and wounded in Democrat wars in this century, it would be about 1.6 million Americans enough to fill the city of Detroit". The remark backfired.

I also remember some remark he made about people on welfare (no, don't remember the precise remark), but remember calling his office and pointing out that, basically from the day he graduated school, he suckled at the govt teat, first in the military, and then in a series of elected positions.

and, of course, he was pro-war and anti-choice.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:16 PM

14. Poor guy. Walter Reed. A "soshilust!" hospital.

How can we help this man no longer have to suffer FREE Health Care?

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Response to Grins (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:22 PM

15. Bob Dole wasn't that kind of repub...

Bob Dole!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:30 PM

16. I wish him well.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:34 PM

18. Get well, Sen. Dole

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:41 PM

19. and who can ever forget the time he picked Strom Thurmond as his running mate?



Smigel was my favorite of the various Bob Doles to appear on SNL and Conan over the years.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:14 PM

22. I voted for him in '96

 

Sue me, I was in my early 20's.

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Response to Ter (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:22 PM

25. I confess that I did too (shall I hide?)

I voted for Clinton in 1992, but for Dole in 1996 because I knew it wouldn't matter, as Kansas always goes red now, and I'd met him. Sounds really dumb, I know. I stupidly voted for Saint Ronnie for my first vote in 1980 (I was under the thrall of a professor I had a crush on). I will never vote Republican again. You'd have to kill me first!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:18 PM

23. He was my senator for a long time

I met him twice, and he was very personable. I attended Bill Clinton's first inauguration, and Senator Dole hosted a coffee and donuts reception in his Senate office. He offered me and my friend the opportunity to watch the inauguration from his office overlooking the platform, but I wanted to experience being in the crowd, so I politely declined. I wish I had done it now! I hope he will be okay, as he is indeed one of the last sane Republicans left.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:29 PM

26. There is an awful lot to like and admire about Dole

He suffered enormously as a result of his wounds, battled demons and darkness a good part of his adult life, never crossed the line into extremism and always kept his sense of humor. I wish him all peace and comfort.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:34 PM

28. So how did reid know dole was ill?

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Response to alp227 (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:07 AM

30. Reid is the Majority Leader--I'll bet he gets 'the word' on every Senator, past or present,

who avails themselves of the fine medical insurance available to members of Congress. It's a collegial bunch, or it used to be back in the day. Reid is old school as is Dole.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:39 PM

29. Hope he gets better.

Didn't agree with him on every political issue, but Bob Dole is a decent man.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:02 AM

32. "will discharge tomorrow"?

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW...............................................

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:34 AM

33. Don't die

Because I can't say anything nice about any Republican at this point.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:42 AM

36. I saw him 4 yrs. ago in a doc's office and he did not look well

He was alone, however, without a health aide. I spoke with him - his mind seemed to be OK then but his hand was shaking. He's old and we can expect infirmity at that age.

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