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 4 comments Comments 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."