Known for his collegial bipartisan relationships, Republican Senate icon Bob Dole got in one last dig at his colleagues “across the aisle” in a line in his farewell letter read by his daughter at his memorial service Friday at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
Concluding her tribute, Robin Dole noted that her father had released his letter to the public.
She read from a passage in which he expressed his confidence that he was about to transition into a new life in which he will not be alone, because “God will be walking with me.”
“I also confess that I’m a bit curious to learn if I am correct in thinking that Heaven will look a lot like Kansas,” Bob Dole said in his letter, drawing laughter.
“And to see, like others who have gone before me, if I will still be able to vote in Chicago.”
See Robin Dole read from her father’s letter:
Bob Dole’s farewell letter:
“I’m a bit curious to learn if I am correct in thinking that Heaven will look a lot like Kansas… And to see, like others who have gone before me, if I will still be able to vote in Chicago.”pic.twitter.com/wQ1pTs83wz
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Bob Dole, who served for 27 years in the Senate, including 11 years as the Republican leader, died Dec. 5 at the age of 98. He was the Republican nominee for president in 1996.
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