“He fought for America, nearly died doing it, and America rebuilt him with years of treatment and multiple surgeries, and rehabilitated him as well: It was his doctor who told him to use his brain instead of his broken body. Don’t think anymore about what you’ve lost, the doctor said. You have to think about what you have and what you can do with it.” Bob Dole, Senate Legend Who Championed Compromise, Dies at 98.

+ Bob Dole, a man of war, power, zingers and denied ambition. (I can relate to those last two for sure…)

+ Christopher Schroeder: “Every Saturday Senator Dole came to the World War II Memorial and sat under a tree to greet other veterans.”