Friday, March 18, 2005

Bob Dole - His Pain

Recent injury puts Dole in an all too familiar spot : "Mr. Dole who represented Kansas in Congress for 35 years has been coming to Walter Reed for physical therapy three times a week since a fall in January left him with a badly injured left shoulder and paralyzed left arm.
Finished with therapy for the morning, he slowly puts on his navy blue blazer and heads for the elevator, on his way back to his office downtown. Mr. Dole is special counsel for the law firm Alston & Bird, where he recently recruited former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, to join him.
As for the war in Iraq, Mr. Dole supports it.
"I think we did the right thing. ... I think President Bush has a vision of democracy that's going to materialize. But you don't like to go up there and see these guys. But I don't know how you avoid it. Most of these young guys are ready to go back. And you know, their mothers are there. Just like in World War II."
Asked how he would like his epitaph to read, Mr. Dole doesn't miss a beat: "Honor. Duty. Country."

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