Dole Says He Welcomes Madonna's Barbs

Senator Bob Dole, who wants the Republican presidential nomination

bad, has led a PR campaign against rap and rock music by such artists

as NIN, Dre, and Snoop. None other than Madonna, fresh from one-upping

Courtney Love several times during a Kurt Loder refereed verbal sparing

match, mocked Dole during the MTV Music Video Awards. "Bob Dole is sorry he

couldn't be here today to give the award for best rap video," said Madonna.

Dole has since responded that he's happy to get attacked by Madonna. "I hope

they keep it up,'" he said. "It helps me every day ...

if Madonna takes me on. I've never met her, she's welcome to come

to my office." Don't count on it.