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Frustrated with critics of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, now 16 years in the making, backers of Frank Gehry’s design appear to be putting their faith in former Sen. Bob Dole.
“We need $150 [million] and he raised $170 [million] for the World War II Memorial,” boasted Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., when asked about the former Senate majority leader’s bullish private fundraising effort. “We’ve got the [Veterans of Foreign Wars]. We got all the veterans groups. … I think it is coming together.”
If Roberts’ fellow Kansas Republican can do the same for Ike, the thinking goes, then to heck with Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have demanded designers appease the Eisenhower family. Full story