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Sen. Bob Dole hospitalized

posted at 7:29 pm on November 27, 2012 by

Keep him in your prayers:

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.”

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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Prayers and best wishes for the former Senator and his family.

Dawnsblood on November 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Get well soon, Senator.

KSgop on November 27, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Dole: “Bob Dole is not infirm”

faraway on November 27, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I wish him and his family well, but come on, pushing for more regulations? WTF!?!

Flange on November 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM

God bless our veterans. I hope he is comfortable and not in pain.

portlandon on November 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Prayers and best wishes for a true American hero.

Cindy Munford on November 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Veteran. Godspeed.

That being said, ried should refrain from speaking of sick Senators.

wolly4321 on November 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

89

ArkyDore on November 27, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Speedy recovery to you, Sir and thank you for serving my country.

JPeterman on November 27, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Best of luck to him.

rbj on November 27, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Prayers to Senator Dole, a very good man, indeed.

And why does Harry Reid have to be such an ass about everything?

turfmann on November 27, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Dole: “Bob Dole is not infirm”

faraway on November 27, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Dole to Reid: “Bob Dole wasn’t sick and infirm when he was fighting Krauts in Italy while you were peeing in your diapers in Nevada, and Bob Dole isn’t sick and infirm now while you’re peeing in your Depends in Washington. You know it. Bob Dole knows it. And the American people know it!”

JimLennon on November 27, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery, Senator!

JimLennon on November 27, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Fox is reporting that Mr. Dole is doing fine and will likely be released from the hospital tomorrow.

JPeterman on November 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Dole to Reid: “Bob Dole wasn’t sick and infirm when he was fighting Krauts in Italy while you were peeing in your diapers in Nevada, and Bob Dole isn’t sick and infirm now while you’re peeing in your Depends in Washington. You know it. Bob Dole knows it. And the American people know it!”

JimLennon on November 27, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Thank you.

petefrt on November 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

JP- they also reported it a routine procedure.

Reid is scum even talking about it.

If he is 1/2 as spry as my grandfather, same age,,, he’s fine. New Guinea Vet. Probably could kick reids arse. Probably would like to.

wolly4321 on November 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Reid playing this pisses me off… bad.

wolly4321 on November 27, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I wish him and his family well, but come on, pushing for more regulations? WTF!?!

Flange on November 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM

My thoughts also.
Exactly what rights are being denied the disabled?

Mimzey on November 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Exactly what rights are being denied the disabled?

Mimzey on November 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Free Jitterbug phones for people with bad eyes?

JPeterman on November 27, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I wonder how Elizabeth Dole is holding up…All best wishes for a speedy recovery, Mr. Dole. You didn’t get to be my president, but you did pick the best running mate ever.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on November 28, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Reid blabbing about another person’s health details?
I guess HIPPA is yet another thing that congress passed that they don’t have to follow.

Get well soon, Sen. Dole.

DrAllecon on November 28, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Bob’s tough, he’ll be OK. You know it, I know it, the American people know it.

CrustyB on November 28, 2012 at 10:48 AM

http://www.patriotvoices.com/take_a_stand_against_crpd#data

A UN sponsored initiative

sunshine61 on November 28, 2012 at 10:49 AM


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