Letters: Bob Dole became my family’s accidental tour tutorial at the Capitol

My brother’s fascination in politics and community affairs intensified and grew. As an adult, he was a frequent and much revered contributor, recognised as “wordslinger,” to the Illinois political website Capitol Fax, where by he as soon as recounted his unforgettable journey to Washington and experience with Dole. Tragically, Karl died two many years in the past from injuries he experienced when he was strike by a motor vehicle on his nightly stroll property from the educate station. As a tribute, Capitol Fax republished Karl’s account — it can be discovered at one-of-wordslingers-very best-tales. When this was introduced to Dole’s notice, he took the time to locate out Karl’s name and his handle, and he despatched a private observe of condolence to Karl’s wife, Sue, and their young children.