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Jon8503 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:03 PM
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Fairly New To This Board; Would appreciate comments on this email:
Senator Dole, I was very disappointed in your comments about Senator Kerry not deserving his Purple Hearts. I too am a veteran as you are and Senator Kerry is and my feelings are unexplainable how now it seems that our country is divided and now our veterans are becoming divided. I lay this at the feet of our current President.

I was however shocked at your comments and have always had the utmost respect for you as a individual, senator of the State of Kansas next to my Missouri and as a candidate for President. I still do,but do not understand how you could have made those comments other than for politics.

You know as well as I the scrutiny and research that goes into handing out medals and I am now afraid this President is going to cheapen them. He has attacked three veterans now and it should stop. Perhaps someone of your stature and others can get this nonsense ended and lets get on with the debates that need to be put forward with the American people and for our future generations, not go back 35 years.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:04 PM
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1. thumbs up!
Edited on Sun Aug-22-04 03:05 PM by radfringe
good job

suggest you also send it to your local newspaper
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Ducks In A Row Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:06 PM
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2. mention how his injury and medal could be mocked by the standards the ...
swiftvets are championing. Dole is the one who throw the grenade that gave him his injury.
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DeminDC Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:06 PM
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3. Dole
It might be good to look into Dole's medals and point out to Dole that they are more controversial than Kerry's upon close examination.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:07 PM
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4. Very good!
Articulate and not really nasty in tone. Welcome to DU and keep up the good work
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:08 PM
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5. Good letter!
Welcome to DU.

Elizabeth Dole ran a nasty campaign in NC. I know because I received a telephone push poll on her behalf full of blatant lies about Democrats.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:08 PM
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6. Nice work!
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:10 PM
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7. How about this instead?
Edited on Sun Aug-22-04 03:12 PM by Cronus
Senator Dole, I was very disappointed in your comments about Senator Kerry not deserving his Purple Hearts. I too am a veteran and it pains me to see our country divided and now our veterans being denigrated by you and the Bush Campaign.

I was shocked at your comments because I have always had the utmost respect for you as an individual, a Senator and as a former candidate for President. I do not understand how you could have made those comments other than for political gain.

You know as well as I the detailed scrutiny and research that goes into awarding medals and I am now afraid that you and this President are going to cheapen them and the veterans who won them fair and square. Perhaps someone of your stature can move the conversation back to what's important for the American people now, rather than rehashing the past accomplishments of brave Americans into material for partisan political attacks.


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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:11 PM
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8. Here's a way to send it to him via his website.
http://www.bobdole.org/contact.html

It's a good email, but I cleaned up your second sentence. Blame it on my English degree.


"I a veteran as are you and Senator Kerry. My feelings are unexplainable now that it seems that our both our country and veterans are being divided."
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zuzu98 Donating Member (412 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:12 PM
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9. nice letter n/t
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:15 PM
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10. Great letter. Welcome to DU
Very polite and a legitimate concern.
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benddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:17 PM
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11. the thing to remember is that
1/2 of all the purple hearts awarded in Vietnam didn't require hospitalizations. This smear is disgusting
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Jon8503 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:22 PM
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12. Thanks All You DUrs
Will share the reply with you when I get it back.
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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:47 PM
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13. dole dissed kerry?!?
fuckin' asswipe. i thought he had some class.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 05:03 PM
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15. Nope. Dole and nobility don't keep consistent company.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:53 PM
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14. Great letter
and welcome to DU :hi:

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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 07:26 PM
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16. Great letter
Hope somebody reads it to him.
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