That Viagra Must be Kicking in

Bob Dole’s getting feisty:

Dole defends attack on Kerry’s military record as ‘political hardball’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Bob Dole, a prominent Republican and former presidential candidate, defended his criticism of White House hopeful John Kerry ‘s war record as “political hardball,” saying he had merely “tweaked” the Democratic candidate.

“This is presidential race. We’re 70 some days away. It’s political hardball, and certainly Senator Kerry understands that,” Dole told CNN.

Dole said Kerry called him to express “disappointment” over his comments Sunday that the Massachusetts senator had won “three Purple Hearts and never bled that I know of. I mean, they’re all superficial wounds.”

Dole’s suggestion that Kerry “never bled” runs counter to US Navy records showing that Kerry, who also won a Bronze Star and a Silver Star for bravery, still carries shrapnel in his left thigh from a February 1969 firefight.

“There’s respect there,” Dole said Monady. “We were in the Senate together. But we’re talking about the presidential race, and I tweaked him a little on the Purple Hearts.”

“I just wanted him to get off Bush’s back and have his people get off Bush’s back,” Dole said.

heh- Had Dole shown this much spunk 8 years ago he might have beaten Bill Clinton.

Frankly, the “woe is me” line from the Democrats after they’ve spent 3 years calling Bush everything from a traitor to a liar to AWOl really wears a little thin.

I’m glad some Republican is willing to “tweak” Kerry over it.

And from the newsmax story Kev blogged below:

“Everybody likes quiet heroes,” Dole added, saying he told Kerry, “John, everybody knows you were in Vietnam and the less you say about it, the better.”

Gotta be the Viagra.

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