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The humor of the late Senator Bob Dole

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Former Senator Bob Dole was renowned for a sense of humor that could be self-deprecating, good natured or quite barbed. He wrote “Great Political Wit: Laughing (Almost) All the Way to the White House,” a book of anecdotes of political humor. “Irreverence is in my blood,” he said. The day after he lost the 1996 presidential election to Bill Clinton, Dole appeared on David Letterman’s late-night comedy show, where he got big laughs. Shortly after came appearances on Jay Leno’s show, a cameo role on the sitcom “Murphy Brown,” a bit on “Saturday Night Live” and television commercials for Pepsi, Du…

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