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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ageism from the Aged: Murtha says McCain too old to be president

Murtha says McCain too old to be president?

So he says.

Consider John McCain old? Read what the AP is saying. While I doubt anyone can publically say Obama is too black, and Hillary is too female (nor should they), apparently saying someone is too old is OK.

Trust no one over 30, Mr. Murtha?

By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Wednesday that Republican Sen. John McCain is too old to be president. Murtha is 75, four years older than McCain. He says they are nearly the same age, and the rigors and stress of running the country is too much for guys their age.

"I've served with seven presidents," Murtha told a union audience. "When they come in, they all make mistakes. They all get older."

"This one guy running is about as old as me," he said, drawing laughter and applause. "Let me tell you something, it's no old man's job."

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