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As the discussion continues on what Mitt Romney is hiding by not releasing his tax returns and the secret behind his magical mistery IRA balance, I am having a memory regarding Bob Dole that I would like to have confirmed.  I seem to recall that when he ran for president in 1996, 100% of Bob Dole's investments were in US Treasury Bonds.  Can anyone confirm this?

If my memory is correct this seems to be another contrast that the Obama Campaign could use to compare Governor Romney to past republican candidates.  Think "Bob Dole invested in America, John McCain fought for his country, Mitt Romney opened a tax shelter in Bermuda."

Who would have thought I ever would have missed Bob Dole?

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  •  Bob Dole fought for his country too... (0+ / 0-)

    From the wiki article...

    In 1942, Dole joined the United States Army's Enlisted Reserve Corps to fight in World War II. Dole became a second lieutenant in the Army's 10th Mountain Division.

    In April 1945, while engaged in combat near Castel d'Aiano in the Apennine mountains southwest of Bologna, Italy, Dole was hit by German machine gun fire in his upper right back and his right arm was also badly injured. As Lee Sandlin describes, when fellow soldiers saw the extent of his injuries all they thought they could do was to "give him the largest dose of morphine they dared and write an 'M' for 'morphine' on his forehead in his own blood, so that nobody else who found him would give him a second, fatal dose."[10] Dole had to wait nine hours on the battlefield before being taken to the 15th Evacuation Hospital, where he began a recovery that would take until 1948 at Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan (where Dole met future fellow politicians Daniel Inouye and Philip Hart). His right arm was paralyzed; Dole often carried a pen in his right hand to signal that he could not shake hands with that arm.

    The hospital where Dole recovered from his wounds, the former Battle Creek Sanitarium, is now named Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in honor of three patients who became United States Senators: Dole, Philip Hart and Daniel Inouye.

    Dole was decorated three times, receiving two Purple Hearts for his injuries, and the Bronze Star with combat "V" for valor for his attempt to assist a downed radio man.

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