Harry Reid: Bob Dole Hospitalized
It's not a checkup, he's 'infirm': Reid
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2012 2:03 AM CST
In this March 21, 2012, photo, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole looks to the stage during an event honoring Dole and Howard Baker at Mellon Auditorium in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

(Newser) – Bob Dole has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday. An aide for Dole said the 89-year-old onetime presidential nominee was at the hospital for a routine checkup, but Reid says that's not the case, reports Politico. "He is there because he is infirm. He is sick," he said, throwing in a few compliments: "He is such a stalwart figure in the history of America. He had all the qualities of a leader that I admire and certainly would wish I had."

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JackNelsonSteward
Nov 28, 2012 5:28 PM CST
Too bad. One of the fathers of "Obamacare." If you look at the health care reform Dole touted ... it's the bolt that "Obamacare" (nee "Romneycare") is cut from.
BrushMan
Nov 28, 2012 9:56 AM CST
He looks puffy in the picture. Pulmonary heart disease. One of the last of the Greatest Gen.
Caps
Nov 28, 2012 9:33 AM CST
Get well soon.