Cherry blossoms in
His eye; Bob Dole dives offstage,
lands in field of flacks.
On September 18, 1996, Presidential candidate Bob Dole fell from a stage in Chico, California, when a barrier gave way. He was caught by some of the members of the press who surrounded him, and escaped with only a minor injury: a reddened eye caused by his own flailing arm.
©1996 Alan P. Scott. All rights reserved.
Last updated June 17, 2001.