Dec 8, 2006

Mandatory retirement age for mandarins

With regard to this, when can we stop recycling these eminences grises and put them out to pasture? I mean look at these guys, what a collection of has beens and also rans. Rudy Guiliani was right beg off the group.

So, too, the members of the 9/11 Commission. The presence of Lee Hamilton on both blue-ribbon panels is a sure-fire clue that this is a group not to be taken seriously. And Tom Kean. Kean was a not-particularly-successful governor who went on to head a third-tier university. What makes anyone think that he has fresh insight into anything?

And it's not just them. Let's ban Henry Kissinger, recently tapped by the Pope to become an advisor, and George Mitchell from meddling in public affairs, too.

Then we should tackle the ex-Presidents. Gerald Ford should serve as the role model for the perfect ex-President because we never hear anything from him. And that's the way it should be. Jimmy Carter is Ford's polar opposite. And lest you think Carter's just acting up because the opposition holds the White House, let me remind you that under a Democrat Carter appointed himself the savior of the North Korean situation and unilaterally went off and made a deal with Kim Jong-Il. If Carter's bored with retirement, might I suggest a gig as a Wal-Mart greeter?

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