Former Sen. Bob Dole can’t stand on his own, but on visiting former President George H.W. Bush’s casket inside the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday, Dole insisted on being lifted up so that he could stand and salute the man who was his longtime political rival but also a fellow World War II veteran.
Bob Dole, at 95 years old, stands from his wheelchair to salute George H.W. Bush in the Capitol Rotunda pic.twitter.com/z6NdG7exZx
— Axios (@axios) December 4, 2018
Now that’s class.
This is what respect looks like. He’s frail and yet wanted with all his being to stand and show respect.
— patsy houston (@houstonpatsy) December 4, 2018
Well, I am teary with respect. Thank you Bob.
— Tif (@theragedujour) December 4, 2018
What a Moment. Deep respect – Lives Lived.
— Stacey-C (@simplyStaceyC) December 4, 2018
I just may cry
— Mary Tyson (@tyson_mary) December 4, 2018
That's what courage looks like.
— Panda Lover (@sweetg12651) December 4, 2018
Awesome, they don't make them like that anymore. God bless Bob Dole
— John Conlon (@JohnCon17115829) December 4, 2018
If that doesn't bring a tear to your eye, there's something wrong with you.
— Shawn Perras (@shawnperras) December 4, 2018
Wow! I am at lost for words! This is the United States of America I know and love! These are the two men the inspired my own public service career. These are the first two #RepublicanParty nominees for President that I voted for (1992 & 1996). God Bless the Greatest Generation!
— OctavioAHinojosaMier (@OctavioHM71) December 4, 2018
Respect for the Greatest Generation.
— PluiePortland (@PluiePortland) December 4, 2018
A true patriot saluting another true patriot. God bless them both.
— Diana Prince (@lovinglife0725) December 4, 2018
We need more men and women like this for our country. Service, sacrifice, and honor.
— Evelyn Mae (@EvelynMae11) December 4, 2018
What a great man. One of the proudest votes I ever cast was for Sen. Dole in '96. He would have been a wonderful President. I will never get to thank him and shake his hand, probably, but sure hope he knows how deeply grateful so many of us are for his service to our Country.
— RON COULTER (@RONCOULTER) December 4, 2018
Damn it. That moved me.
— Michael Alperowitz (@MikeyAppleBox) December 4, 2018
— Rokhead (@RoknSpock) December 4, 2018
@valentine771 😭😭😭. Yes I cried.
— Donna Mowry (@DM831) December 4, 2018
This is the sign of ultimate respect and is the epitome of Bob Dole's character.
— David C (@DavidC78514) December 4, 2018
This is amazing. Total respect which this country needs more of. Great to see this
— Daniel J. Brommer (@djbrommer) December 4, 2018
Wow. Complete respect. Well done sir 👍
— Cool Change 🇺🇸🌴 (@barrettk50) December 4, 2018
Wow. I never saw Dole look like that. He truly admires President 41. He humbly thanks him for everything. Jimmy Stewart couldn't have shown a more honest display of an Authentic man.
Bless you, Mr Dole and thank you for YOUR service.
— Momathena (@momathena) December 4, 2018
American men set the example among the finest on planet earth.
— Debra Cole (@DebrainAustin) December 4, 2018
That tweet is going to trigger a few liberals.
Forget about red or blue…forget politics.THIS IS RESPECT.
— Branta Claus (@BLonberger) December 4, 2018
As an immigrant and having served our great country the best way I could is why I love the USA, and I pay homage to the men and women that have sacrificed for our freedom, such as Bob Dole and George H. W. Bush. God bless America!!
— Raul O. Roldan (@RoldanGMan) December 4, 2018
A sacrifice you never wish upon another generation, WW2 made men of impeccable character.
— MLS Eastern Champs #ATLUTD (@PositivistMe) December 4, 2018
OK, there were a couple of good, tasteful jokes in the batch:
— Chris (@gingerb3ardman) December 4, 2018
Second look at Bob Dole? After this display, a most definite yes.
And now, the inevitable Slate pitch, now that they’ve done a hit piece on Sully the service dog:
Actually he didn’t stand, he was lifted. @Slate
— Robert Ellis (@RBMEllis) December 4, 2018
Mark Knoller’s photo stream of former President George H.W. Bush’s casket procession is all you need https://t.co/85XtF73IMj
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 3, 2018