Too many olds in high-level politics

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Aug 30, 2023 5:44 PM

Is there another occupation in the world where very old people are viable candidates or best for the job?

I’m being creative and can’t think of one. Grandpa trainer? Lol

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Aug 30, 2023 5:47 PM

Woof.

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Aug 30, 2023 6:14 PM
posted by Ironman92

Is there another occupation in the world where very old people are viable candidates or best for the job?

Everyone loses something as they get older.  I'd still let Warren Buffett manage my money over me, but he can't possibly be as sharp and energized as when he was younger..

I think the dirty little secret is these people don't actually do that much (but their 24-yr old law school aides do).  Horse-trading when both parties know they'll get everything they want doesn't actually require any skill.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Aug 30, 2023 6:16 PM

That video is just sad. When old people can’t help themselves, it’s sad.


That’s not a fucking leader

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Aug 30, 2023 6:19 PM
posted by Ironman92

That video is just sad. When old people can’t help themselves, it’s sad.

That’s not a fucking leader

Anyone like that living alone would be put in a nursing home.

Actually, I thought of something that reminds me of: Aphasia, at least as it sounded when described about Bruce Willis.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 165 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 30, 2023 7:56 PM
posted by gut

Anyone like that living alone would be put in a nursing home.

Actually, I thought of something that reminds me of: Aphasia, at least as it sounded when described about Bruce Willis.

That story SUCKS


Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Thu, Aug 31, 2023 12:20 PM
posted by gut

Anyone like that living alone would be put in a nursing home.

Actually, I thought of something that reminds me of: Aphasia, at least as it sounded when described about Bruce Willis.

Agreed.  My MIL is in an assisted living community.  When I visit her, the lobby reminds me of our political leaders.  

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