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Discrimination – Alive and Well
October 20, 2008, 4:53 pm
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One of the interesting  nuances of this year’s presidential campaign is the blatant age discrimination being leveled against John McCain.  The fact that Mr. McCain is 70+ years of age has become the wellspring of comedic material for the late-night talk show circuit, the editorial cartoonist’s brush and the politcal talking heads of the news networks.  Being over 70 has somehow become a liability, whereas in other cultures those of advanced years are honored and respected.

Whatever the merits or failings of John McCain, age should be a factor just as much as race is a factor: neither should be a factor at all.