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November 13, 2012 3:21 PM   Subscribe

The campaign website for Bob Dole's 1996 presidential run is still (mostly) operational. Read about the issues in tiny, centered text. See animated flag gifs. Download a 128x128 "wallpaper" bitmap. Vote Dole-Kemp.
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posted by mullingitover at 3:22 PM on November 13, 2012 [20 favorites]


When I read "How you can help Bob Dole" I heard it in the voice used on SNL when they mocked him referring to himself in third person.
posted by angrycat at 3:23 PM on November 13, 2012 [7 favorites]


"Following Bob Dole's mention of his campaign Web site address in his closing remarks last night in Hartford, the site has been deluged by a flood of first-time visitors. In a single four-hour period today, the Dole-Kemp '96 Web site received more than 762,000 "hits" -- the Web standard for measuring traffic on a site. The total hits on the site for today alone is expected to pass the 2 million mark."

Maybe that's why it's not working for me. Who on earth is paying to host this webpage?
posted by Dasein at 3:25 PM on November 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


Omigod the wallpaper tiles are in different formats for Mac ('MAC') and Windows.
posted by shakespeherian at 3:25 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like how there's a section of the site called "Computer."

I'm less of a fan of the non-existent crossword puzzle. I got all excited then had my hopes dashed.
posted by brundlefly at 3:25 PM on November 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


bobdole.bmp is almost a koan in itself.
posted by uncleozzy at 3:27 PM on November 13, 2012 [11 favorites]


See also:
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! at 3:28 PM on November 13, 2012 [6 favorites]


"The Story of American Heros." 'Nuff said.
posted by Halloween Jack at 3:28 PM on November 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


Wow cool!
posted by PHINC at 3:28 PM on November 13, 2012


I don't know which is stranger to contemplate: that someone, year after year, keeps paying the bill to host the Dole/Kemp '96 website, or that a campaign official decided that they should make an advance payment to keep the website up for at least 16 years after the election had been decided.
posted by R. Schlock at 3:29 PM on November 13, 2012 [7 favorites]


Bob Dole keeps Bob Dole's site running. Bob Dole doesn't like 404s.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:29 PM on November 13, 2012 [62 favorites]


meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 6.0"
posted by entropicamericana at 3:30 PM on November 13, 2012 [6 favorites]


Apparently the site is maintained by 4presidents.org.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:30 PM on November 13, 2012 [9 favorites]


Bob Dole goes wayback.
posted by blue_beetle at 3:31 PM on November 13, 2012


So weird.

Given his health care bill and his views on Lee Atwater-style politics, there is no way Bob Dole'd get the Republican nomination now. He'd be drummed out as a socialist commie RINO right off.
posted by rewil at 3:31 PM on November 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


Who on earth is paying to host this webpage?

Down at the bottom it says:
This Web Site is Presented for Educational Purposes by 4President.org

Did they pick up the domain (or maybe even make one up) and take the content and re-host it? Wouldn't be that hard with this generation of websites...
posted by randomkeystrike at 3:31 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was the year Dope/Hemp got elected.
posted by telstar at 3:34 PM on November 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


Up until this year you could continue donating to the Rudy Guiliani 2008 presidential campaign, and this became a running gag on The Bugle Podcast. I remember it being a sad day when a Bugler wrote in to tell John Olive and Andy Zaltzman that the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign had finally shut down.
posted by Kattullus at 3:35 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


That's fairly unembarrassing for a 1996 website.

Make a Button
Don't just copy a
button - make your own!


That sounds like a cryptic statement on IP policy.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:35 PM on November 13, 2012 [9 favorites]


That site is soooo twentieth century!
posted by mazola at 3:38 PM on November 13, 2012


I just made my desktop a giant picture of Elizabeth Dole. I'm really tempted to keep myself logged in so it's hear when everyone else can see it when they come in tomorrow morning just because it's the kind of thing that would freak them out.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:38 PM on November 13, 2012 [5 favorites]


See also:

Frames.

FRAAAAAMES.

::opens mouth unnaturally wide, emits ceaseless keening wail::
posted by FatherDagon at 3:40 PM on November 13, 2012 [22 favorites]


Oh my God, I love your skirt site! Where did you get it?
It was my mom's in the '80s.
Vintage, so adorable.
Thanks.
--
That is the ugliest effing skirt site I've ever seen.
posted by msbutah at 3:40 PM on November 13, 2012 [11 favorites]


Also, in what might have been one of the very first cases of someone taking advantage of a campaign forgetting to reserve a domain name, there was parody site at http://www.dole96.org (NYT Article; the site itself is long gone).
posted by RonButNotStupid at 3:41 PM on November 13, 2012


Came in for a Space Jam link, and I was not disappointed.
posted by deezil at 3:41 PM on November 13, 2012 [7 favorites]


Sort of makes me nostalgic for my Prodigy account.
posted by Dr. Zira at 3:41 PM on November 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


Bob Dole goes wayback.

Why would the website be updated for seven years after the election? Was the Dole campaign site linking to a third-party history of Bob Dole? Ghetto.
posted by Dasein at 3:43 PM on November 13, 2012


First thing that came to mind: interesting to see what things were like pre-Obama campaign team.
posted by kdern at 3:43 PM on November 13, 2012


I still remember the bumper stickers. DOLE FOR PINEAPPLE.
posted by miyabo at 3:52 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


It looks like it was only replaced by these folks in 2003 and that before that it was empty and just used by domain squatters.
posted by smackfu at 3:56 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Aw. I wanted to calculate my tax cut!
posted by Dismantled King at 3:59 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


brundlefly: "I like how there's a section of the site called "Computer."

I'm less of a fan of the non-existent crossword puzzle. I got all excited then had my hopes dashed.
"

It's pronounced COM-PEW-TOR in a monotone robot voice.

I was looking forward (backward?) to the news.

This got me thinking though - what about a sort of archived White House site? Like, each administration's site is archived for posterity, and you could access each admin via a sitemap or something. I think it would be interesting. Maybe the frothing of right-wingers would slow down if they could just fire up the glory years of 2001-2009 and just escape into lala land via the White House website.
posted by symbioid at 4:00 PM on November 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


miyabo: "I still remember the bumper stickers. DOLE FOR PINEAPPLE."

DOPE/HEMP!
posted by symbioid at 4:01 PM on November 13, 2012


I thought it was Roll/Hemp
posted by zangpo at 4:04 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Maybe the frothing of right-wingers would slow down if they could just fire up the glory years of 2001-2009 and just escape into lala land via the White House website

This might work. Watching The West Wing and pretending Jed Bartlet was actually president was the only thing that got me through the Bush administration.
posted by 0xFCAF at 4:08 PM on November 13, 2012 [6 favorites]


"And if you really want to get involved, just tap into my homepage www.dolekemp96org." -- Bob Dole, closing statement, presidential debate, Hartford, CT, 6 October 1996
posted by blucevalo at 4:10 PM on November 13, 2012


I'm glad to see someone in the Republican party is on top of this new animated gif craze.
posted by ckape at 4:12 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


GIF is the American word of the year 2012! These guys were way ahead of their time!
posted by chinston at 4:16 PM on November 13, 2012 [6 favorites]


I guess I've been preoccupied with the election in the United States but I completely missed that Dole was running for office in Austria.
posted by Morrigan at 4:34 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Apparently the site is maintained by 4presidents.org.

Their tv ad archives are fun, but hard to link to and most are probably on YouTube already.

The 1972 landslide makes far more sense after listening to Nixon Now. That is one upbeat earworm.
posted by Gary at 4:36 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Bob Dole is a hoot. Four years ago I was in the Fayetteville Republican headquarters and he made a campaign stop (Elizabeth was running for Senate.) His handlers kept gently trying to move him to the door to go to his next stop but he kept waving them off and telling another joke or taking another picture.



I miss his type of Republican. I don't know if they even exist anymore.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 4:36 PM on November 13, 2012 [7 favorites]


that a campaign official decided that they should make an advance payment to keep the website up for at least 16 years after the election had been decided.

Because History.
posted by Egg Shen at 4:39 PM on November 13, 2012


This got me thinking though - what about a sort of archived White House site?

They are way ahead of you.
posted by smackfu at 4:40 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm looking forward to making Liddy Dole's pecan cookies
posted by thecjm at 4:45 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I cannot get involved.
posted by PHINC at 4:51 PM on November 13, 2012


For some reason, this seems appropriate:

Request Blocked by URL Filter Database
Your request to URL "http://www.dolekemp96.org/interactive/computer/computer.html" has been blocked by the Webwasher URL Filter Database.The URL is listed under categories (Pornography), which are not allowed.

posted by jaymzjulian at 4:55 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


The timeline makes a point of boasting that Dole voted for the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts as a young congressman in the sixties. When I was out canvassing for Obama this time around I met a guy who said he was a Republican for thirty years and started voting Democratic in 2004. "I didn't leave them," he said. "They left me."
posted by sy at 4:59 PM on November 13, 2012 [5 favorites]


The Dole/Kemp page is unbelievably dated now but it's a huge advance from 1992 which was the first year any presidential campaign used the Internet for promotion. The Clinton team established email accounts for Bill and the gang, and made various publications available via an email request system, and had a mailing list (listserv), which was one of the better ways of publishing back in the pre-web days. I can't remember if they had an FTP server too, but they probably did since that was also an important method of publishing.

I'd love to see archives of this first presidential campaign on the net since I remember getting emailed but don't remember anything specific about the content. I also can't remember if H.W. had any net presence but I don't think he did.
posted by honestcoyote at 5:11 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Didn't GHWB use the old style "call the operator" phones before Clinton finally installed direct-dial phones?
posted by telstar at 5:19 PM on November 13, 2012


smackfu: "They are way ahead of you."

Did you find that through the archives.gov search engine? It only returns stuff like "Finding Aids: Reference Information Paper 90 Appendix K" for me. At least an external search turned up the Clinton-era Whitehouse.gov pages.
posted by jiawen at 5:22 PM on November 13, 2012


No, I couldn't find any central page linking to them on archives.gov... I just remembered it was a thing so I googled "archives.gov whitehouse.gov".

The Dole/Kemp page is unbelievably dated now but it's a huge advance from 1992

Yeah, it's not bad at all for 1996 either.
posted by smackfu at 5:30 PM on November 13, 2012


Nice of them to make it iPhone compatible.
posted by roger ackroyd at 5:32 PM on November 13, 2012


Dole was the last sane Republican to be nominated.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:37 PM on November 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


1996: The total hits on the site for today alone is expected to pass the 2 million mark.

2012: Dumbass Tasers Self In Balls - EPIC FAIL! - 4,023,455 hits on YouTube.

What a topsy-turvy world we live in.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:40 PM on November 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


GOPHER ROSS PEROT
posted by schmod at 5:53 PM on November 13, 2012 [47 favorites]


The nominees for Best Bob Dole Impersonation are:

Norm MacDonald, Saturday Night Live
Dan Aykroyd, Saturday Night Live
Robert Smigel, The Taco Bell Dana Carvey Show
Robert Smigel's lips, Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Kodos, The Simpsons
posted by Sys Rq at 6:00 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fuckin commie:


As President, he will:

Seek ways to make health care more accessible and affordable for all Americans.
Ensure that individuals who change jobs do not lose their coverage or face pre-existing condition limitations.
Give self-employed individuals the same tax deductions that large corporations have to buy health insurance.
Make Medical Savings Accounts a real option available to all Americans.
Support efforts to make community and home based care more readily available.

posted by PuppyCat at 6:01 PM on November 13, 2012 [9 favorites]


The Tea Party would have crucified Bob Dole. If he'd been a candidate in the most recent Republican primary, I've have voted for him. There's actual...stuff in this site that makes sense. Assuming these were the true campaign points for Dole's run, the whole thing makes Mitt Romney look even more like a complete and total jackass.
posted by PuppyCat at 6:04 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


PuppyCat: "The Tea Party would have crucified Bob Dole."

The Tea Party would have crucified every single pre-Bush II candidate. And even Bush is kind of dodgy.
posted by brundlefly at 6:08 PM on November 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


{META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW"}

Didn't want those damn search engines hitching a free ride!
posted by damehex at 6:12 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Where Bob Dole Stands on Drugs

Bill Clinton Has Surrendered the War on Drugs
With Bill Clinton's lack of leadership, there are about 1 million more youths involved in drugs than before he became President. Clinton has nearly surrendered the War on Drugs


I'm so glad we didn't give up on that. It's been such a great success.
posted by triggerfinger at 6:16 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


This American Life
posted by The Deej at 6:16 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fucker couldn't even get it up after he lost the election.
posted by telstar at 6:18 PM on November 13, 2012


Bob Dole wallpaper, installed.
posted by i_have_a_computer at 6:19 PM on November 13, 2012 [7 favorites]


Also, I lol'ed at Pat Buchanan's website from his 1996 run:

Welcome 1996! -- The Year of Our SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION!

"Most information-packed (candidate web) site" - Time Magazine

"Top 5% of the web" - Point Survey
posted by triggerfinger at 6:21 PM on November 13, 2012


http://www.dolekemp96.org/agenda/issues/internet.htm is great - remember the Clipper Chip?
posted by xiw at 6:30 PM on November 13, 2012


My family vaguely knew the Kemps so I kind of wondered what would happen if they got elected. OMG wow different time in my head, that was.
posted by sweetkid at 6:35 PM on November 13, 2012


Bob Dole was wrong (in my opinion, anyway) on the issues, yet in retrospect he seems like a paragon of responsibility and sanity compared to most of the present-day Republicans. He may have been small-c "conservative," but at least he wasn't a radical regressive like many of today's GOP pols. And as far as I remember, while he could be very critical of Democratic opponents and policies, he did not routinely use hateful rhetoric specifically designed to divide fellow Americans by race or religion.

While I never would have voted for him, he had some admirable personal qualities, too, including being a wounded veteran who overcame some pretty serious injuries, and having an (admittedly somewhat acerbic) sense of humor.
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 6:55 PM on November 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


Area Stoners Mistakenly Hold Massive Kemp Rally
posted by graymouser at 7:15 PM on November 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


The fact that it took about six minutes to load adds to the verisimilitude.
posted by mudpuppie at 7:46 PM on November 13, 2012


The 4presidents.org site looks like a magazine ad designer from the early 80's designed it. It's kind of brilliant.
posted by smirkette at 8:02 PM on November 13, 2012


The Clinton / Gore site actually looks pretty good -- until you see the rotary phone w/modem next to Bill.

Plus, you could choose 14.4 or 28.8 kbps to listen to Gore. In case you could afford a high-speed modem.
posted by wallabear at 8:05 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Let he who is without Bob Dole pass the first Bob Dole
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 8:06 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


I guess this shows that Bob Dole wouldn't cut off your campaign credit card on election night.
posted by bottlebrushtree at 8:37 PM on November 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


In 1994, whitehouse.gov was running a rather advanced (for the time) web server written in Common Lisp. History of White House Internet Presence: Subsequent slides cover the 1992 experiment that honestcoyote mentioned.
posted by jjwiseman at 8:56 PM on November 13, 2012


DOLE CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF FIRST INDIVIDUALLY-CUSTOMIZED POLITICAL WEB SITE
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:56 PM on November 13, 2012


Ooh! Let me know when they get forbes96.org back up!
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 9:25 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


jjwiseman: posted by radwolf76 at 10:17 PM on November 13, 2012


•World wide web site - October 1994

Ha. Three months after my first website oh cs.vu.nl/~mwisse, how I miss you.
posted by MartinWisse at 10:43 PM on November 13, 2012


You people are all making fun of this, but come 2096 you'll all be saying the Bob Dole's early campaigning made all the difference in the election of Bob Dole's head.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:01 PM on November 13, 2012


It still weirds me out every bit as much as it did back then that the font choices made all their stuff look kind of like Apple advertising (of the time).
posted by trackofalljades at 11:10 PM on November 13, 2012


brundlefly: "I like how there's a section of the site called "Computer."

aka: Romney 0.5
posted by jaduncan at 2:06 AM on November 14, 2012


True thing---> In 1996, the first presidental election I was eligible to vote in, I wrote in Gordon Schumway.
posted by item at 2:25 AM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


What might have been

Bob Dole is a supporter of the Pro-CODE bill that limits the federal government's control of encryption and user keys. It permits the export of software that includes encryption if the software is easily available in this country.

Bob Dole strongly supports the observations made in the recent National Research Council report that widespread use of encryption to promote information security outweighs the difficulties encrypted communications place on law enforcement. Economic espionage from foreign countries and companies is a serious threat, and Bob Dole believes Americans should have the right to guard themselves using encryption.

Bob Dole supported the Senate hearings on Internet copyright laws. The hearings provided suggestions from information creators, Internet and on-line service providers, librarians and Internet users on developing compromises that balance the rights and needs of all participants.

posted by humanfont at 4:29 AM on November 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


And as far as I remember, while he could be very critical of Democratic opponents and policies, he did not routinely use hateful rhetoric specifically designed to divide fellow Americans by race or religion.

I agree. If memory serves, he and Clinton did a lot of humanitarian work after Clinton left office. They seemed to genuinely like each other.

I'm all for having disagreements about policy. But I hate the "let the rich get what they deserve" versus "the Democrat party is ruining *our* America" bullshit. Attacking motives is always wrong, even if the motives are bad. Attack the actions or the policy.
posted by gjc at 5:48 AM on November 14, 2012


Crossword Puzzle
Take a break to
play a game!


I wish that still worked. It was probably something like this:

1 across: Who wants to put Big Brother in your computer?
B I L L C L I N T O N

1 down: Who has fought to protect the Constitutional liberty of Americans?
B
O
B
D
O
L
E

21 across: Just throwing money at this problem is not the answer.
E D U C A T I O N

See how much fun that probably was??????
posted by The Deej at 5:55 AM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Clearly, we went wrong..

A Better America
With Bob Dole as President, the United States will once again be the world's technology leader. Americans will have the freedom to use the Internet without governmental intrusion. He believes the American people know best how to manage their own lives and their own computers.

Can someone please get Big Brother out of my computer?
Guess I'll head over to askMe..
posted by obscurator at 6:50 AM on November 14, 2012


gjc, I think we agree that a less vitriolic tone would make for better politics in this country. But examining and, if necessary, criticizing an opponent's motives can be a necessary and proper part of political discourse. To cite a very basic example - might a legislator be motivated to vote for a certain bill because he or she would benefit from it financially? If so, voters have a right to know, and it's a legitimate issue for political discussion.

What I object to most strenuously is making up completely outrageous fictional motivations and attributing them to your political opponents. That happens all the time these days.

Suggest that our military spending is excessive, and that some of that money might be better spent on other things, and you'll be accused of wanting to leave the USA defenseless so that terrorists will win and can implement Sharia law. If you think that specific religious groups should not be able to dictate laws affecting womens' reproductive health issues for the whole country, someone will say that you're "anti-Christian." And so on. The problem is not that motives are part of the discussion - it's the dishonesty.
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 7:03 AM on November 14, 2012


> I miss his type of Republican. I don't know if they even exist anymore.

Totally. He was the last Republican I voted for in a presidential election. That's partly because my politics have evolved, but I like to think that I'm open-mined enough to do it again. But since then, another crop of crazy comes up every 4 years and I know which way I'm voting before the nominations are decided.
posted by Horselover Fat at 7:08 AM on November 14, 2012


Kemp is the term for the coarse, wiry hairs that grow alongside wool on a sheep.

Pineapples/Wool Pubes '96.
posted by Gordafarin at 7:13 AM on November 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Strangely enough, this is blocked at my workplace as 'pornography'.
posted by pupdog at 7:37 AM on November 14, 2012


It's funny that this should come up now because I just found a piece I wrote immediately after the '96 election for a 'zine a friend of mine and I produced. The edge of cynicism and (pre-blogosphere) snarkiness and aren't-I-cleverness, as well as the Hunter Thompson ripoffs, all look juvenile now, but there's still a few lines that I like, so consider it on the spot reporting:
Bored again ... the Purity of Doleness ... Ibogaine and Mr.
Nabokov ... 4 more years of this goddamed peace and love bullshit

Not a week since the election and already I'm bored with the news. And it will be another 4 years probably untill I regain any interest in them at all. Even Slate, which I read so avidly during the campaign—which seemed right there! right on it—now seems pompous and affected and worst of all filled with tedious hypertexted stories by so many tedious au courant little shits. I want to rip their shriveled little hearts out and give them all aorta enemas. It all makes me want to puke.

The only story written since the election that's been at all amusing is Michael Kelly's "Ire in the Belly" in the 11 November New Yorker. Maybe it's the last, best word on the '96 campaign.

And if you close your eyes and try hard enough, you can see Bob Dole out there, out there in all that America, riding the Sunshine Express through the land of shoeshines and prayers. Riding that road like a needle and a vein, just Ibogaine, the most optimistic man in America, and language. And language, that's right language, because that's what its all about really. Its language, not rich or poor, or war or peace or black or white, Its language. Clinton speaks language but language speaks Bob Dole. Listen!

"I'll tell them the truth, and they'll think it's hell. How about that? That's what Truman did, and he won, too. Remember, he was behind in the polls, and he won. Keep your eye on me. I'm going to be the second Harry Truman. You watch and see ... Now, remember, this is one of my home states, because a long time ago I was at Camp Polk, LA, marching around there in the summertime. Boy it was hot. It was hot. Even when you're twenty years old it was hot. But I learned a lot. I finally found the base. I got lost for a few hours. But Clinton's been lost all his life. I was only lost for a few hours. And if he were here you could join his retirement party right here ... This is D-Day. This is decision day. November 5, not far away. ... I've always kept my word. And my collegues in Congress or wherever else I've been, regardless of their political affiliation, will tell you that Bob Dole keeps his word. Bob Dole keeps his word. Keeps his word."

Keeps his word! Of course! How could it be otherwise. Bob Dole was there at the beginning and at the beginning was Bob Dole's word. And his word was with Dole and Dole was his word. Leave Clinton to be merely a free play of signifiers, a signifier without signified. Leave Clinton to be differance (vive la differance!). Bob Dole is word, is form, is logocentrism.

But Bob Dole is more than that even. 96 hours on the road, down those vast criss-crossing networks of signification—Interstate 90, U.S. 1, Route 66—which constitute, perhaps better than anything else, American life at the end of this century—his speeches began to lose anything approaching sense, became struggles pitting word against syntax, meaning against rhythm, great mewling tone poems of American Spleen.

"We learned in our little home town—I see other home towns represented here today—to keep our word. We also learned not to say four-letter words. My mother always had a bar of soap handy for that. But in any event, we learned a lot. We learned about honesty, integrity, and generosity, and love and your family, and honor and duty and country—all these basic things we want to teach our children, we learned. That's what this election is all about."

Language speaks Bob. But no one else does.
posted by octobersurprise at 7:46 AM on November 14, 2012


Oh how I wish I could find the late '90s-era Orrin Hatch Fun Page.
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:32 PM on November 14, 2012


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