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  •  I wouldn't say he was ever a "moderate" (1+ / 0-)
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    YucatanMan

    Dole was always a conservative Republican.  And he was known for a sharp tongue that could cut pretty deep (he was hired to be Ford's hatchetman VP nominee during the '76 campaign, famously referring to "Democrat Wars").

    But he was also a practical politician, who actually had a goal of serving the people of his country, and making things better.  And being a conservative in the 70s, 80s & 90s meant something different than it does now.  

    "If you want me to treat your ideas with respect, get better ideas." John Scalzi

    by SoCalJayhawk on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 10:39:38 PM PST

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