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August 22, 2004

Dole Blasts Kerry's Purple Hearts, Anti-Military Slander

Bob Dole is a little like John McCain in that he frequently displays an "independent" or "nonpartisan" streak which, conveniently enough for both men, just happens to earn them admiration from the liberal media establishment, especially the NYT editorial page.

As annoying as that is, doing so only makes it more credible, and more welcome, when they deliver a sharp attack on a liberal.

I don't think Senator Bob Dole, War Hero, is earning himself any goodwill from the Times' Gail Collins with this tough attack on Kerry:

"I respect his record - but three Purple Hearts, he never bled that I know of," Dole told CNN's "Late Edition." "They were all superficial wounds."


"As far as I know he never spent one day in the hospital, I don't think he draws any disability pay. He doesn't have any disability. And he's boasting about three Purple Hearts, when you think of some of the people who really got shot up in Vietnam."

Next up: A visibly angered Bob Dole demands that John Kerry "stop lying about his record."


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