Bob Dole: Patriot, warrior, statesman ... and a funny guy

This is an opinion cartoon.

Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died at the age of 98.

What I liked most about Bob Dole was his dry, caustic wit. Unlike too many of today’s self-absorbed, divisive politicians, Bob Dole was able to have a laugh at his own expense. 

Dole’s sense of humor is best illustrated by his relationship with Norm MacDonald, the comedian who impersonated him on Saturday Night Live. 

We could use more witty old school Bob Dole patriots.

Rest in peace, Bob Dole.

 

JD Crowe is the cartoonist for Alabama Media Group and AL.com and 2020 RFK Human Rights Award winner for Editorial Cartoons.

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