Sen. Dole (Carpetbagger--N.C.) lobbied hard last year for the important position of head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, "which raises money, recruits candidates, plots strategy and shapes the party's message." She won the position by a single vote after heavy influence on Republican senators by her hubby, Bob Dole.
According to this article in the NYTimes, she's less than a sterling success. Apparently, "head of" refers to doing more than keeping every hair meticulously fixed in place.
She's been poor at raising money, at recruiting candidates, at plotting strategy, at getting a winning message out to the public. She's done poorest, evidently, at keeping the boys in the Republican caucus happy with her performance.
Plus she's turning 70. Ouch.