Former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, known for his dry wit, had one last laugh at his own funeral at Washington National Cathedral in DC on Friday.
Daughter Robin Dole read an excerpt from her father’s farewell letter to America about the integrity of the vote.
“When I take the final step of my life’s journey, I do so without fear. Because I know that I will, again, not have to walk alone. I know that God will be with me,” said 1996 Republican presidential candidate, who died Sunday at the age of 98.
“I also confess that I was a little curious to find out if I was right in thinking that heaven would be like Kansas and see, like others who have gone before me, if I could still vote in Chicago. ”
Reactions among established DCs included some notable nervous laughs.
Conservative commentator Benny Johnson tweeted in response, “Bob Dole’s farewell letter is absolutely SAVE.”
Bob Dole’s Farewell Letter Totally SAVE:
“I was a little curious…seeing, like everyone else who had gone before me, if I could vote in Chicago.”pic.twitter.com/ZQGRGztARG
– Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 10, 2021
It was definitely a timely comment on election integrity with the theme and center after the 2020 election.
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Bob Dole endorsed both former President Donald Trump’s bids for the White House and attended the 2016 Republican convention in Cleveland.
Many prominent Republicans did not, including former Presidents George HW Bush and George W. Bush, 2008 presidential candidate Senator John McCain and 2012 candidate Mitt Romney.
Robin Dole noted in her comments that her father was a generous man.
“My dad was the most generous person I ever knew. He is a giver, not a receiver. He cares more about others than he cares about himself,” she said.
“He told me he made it a personal goal to help at least one person every day of his life. Then he said, “I’m not sure I was able to achieve my goal,” added Dole.
She assured her father that he had definitely passed the goal.
“I said, ‘Dad, you’re kidding. Some days you help one person and other days you help 40,000 people. I think you’ve met and exceeded your goals,” said Dole.
“Well, you might be right,” replied, no doubt with that mischievous Bob Dole smile.
Many people noted on Friday that one of the World War II veteran’s greatest achievements was the establishment of memorial to the conflict on the National Mall.
Actor Tom Hanks said at a ceremony Friday at the site that Dole had “willed this memorial into place.”
Tom Hanks remembers Bob Dole:
“Always remember how many structures in this city exist solely because of one person’s efforts. The National World War II Memorial was built through two administrations of the White House… but it was Bob Dole who built this memorial.” pic.twitter.com/pbeWuhG7fN
– MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 10, 2021
“He pushed the idea. He voted. He made a phone call. He enlisted allies, all of us for the cause. And he raised the money,” Hanks said of the late senator, who led the national fundraising effort.
“He did it all, except mixing the concrete himself, which he could have done if he had used that right arm,” the actor said.
Undoubtedly, when Dole entered the gemstone gate earlier this week, he heard those cherished words, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant.”
And right after that, he began to create smiles among the hosts in heaven.
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