Apparently, Bob Dole has been called upon to go after the veteran vote (WaPo - reg. required) for the RNC. I didn't know the RNC was still employing people with credibility! I just think back to 1996...I'm sure everyone remembers the outrage over Bob Dole's self-inflicted wounds:
Kerry not hospitalized for his wounds? Bob Dole was not hospitalized for his first Purple Heart either.
"It was just a scratch," he later recalled. "I think one of our grenades hit a tree and bounced back." He received a Bronze Star, but that came much later, and was a bureaucratic exercise having little to do with his service as a platoon leader in the extraordinary 10th Mountain Division on April 14, 1945, the day his war ended, in Italy.
I don't really have a substantial opinion on Dole, but from what I've read (here and elsewhere), he seems like a likable fellow with a good head on his shoulders, not at all like the thugs that pass for Republicans these days.