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  •  Bob Dole was a high school star athlete. As the (3+ / 0-)
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    wonderful writer Russell Baker said, "People think they are remembering how good life used to be.  But what they are really remembering is how good it felt to be young."

    Bob Dole talked about his glory days in high school and how great life was then--but this was in the great depression when he and his family were living in the basement of their home and renting out the top part so they could hang on to the property.

    Dole set foot on the beach at the Normandy invasion and tripped a land mine.  He suffered horribly but had no other experience of war. (I'm talking psychologically here.)  He married the nurse who helped him back to health.  Then he divorced her (I think, because she knew him in an incapacitated state and that was painful re his pride.)    

    Just a bit of background.  

    "...it's difficult to imagine what else Republicans can do to drive women away in 2012, unless they decide to bring back witch-hanging. And I wouldn't put it past them." James Wolcott

    by Mayfly on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 05:33:23 PM PDT

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    •  For accuracy (2+ / 0-)
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      Dole got his injuries from machine gun fire in Italy, not a landmine at Normandy.

      •  Thanks, Aug6PDB. I didn't know that. I don't know (1+ / 0-)
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        where I got the Normandy idea.  

        "...it's difficult to imagine what else Republicans can do to drive women away in 2012, unless they decide to bring back witch-hanging. And I wouldn't put it past them." James Wolcott

        by Mayfly on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 11:13:24 AM PDT

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