Monday, July 14, 2008

Is John McCain (McBush) Too Old to be Preseident?

John McCain was born on August 29th, 1936. If elected, he would be the oldest person inaugurated to a first-term as President.

At what point is one too old to be president? How do we know that McBush is NOT in the early stages of Alzheimer's? Would we even be told the truth?

Dr. David Reuben, chief of geriatrics at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, said he sees no outward evidence of such a problem with McCain, despite the occasional gaffe.

"As a clinician, I look at whether they appear to be robust, whether their sentences flow, whether their thoughts connect, whether they are easily distractible," said Reuben. "McCain appears to be quite robust."

Reuben said there's very little difference in clinical terms between McCain's age and Ronald Reagan's, who turned 70 soon after he was sworn in for his first term. Reagan managed to avoid the "old" label by often riding horses and clearing brush on his ranch in California. But could seem to be forgetful at times.

However, in Iran-Contra testimony in 1990, ONLY ONE YEAR year after leaving office, he could NOT remember that Gen. John W. Vessey served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for three years in his administration.

In spite of a growing number of memory "gaffes" and occasional disorientation episodes, Reagan's Alzheimer's diagnosis came nearly six years after leaving the White House.

Who was covering this up? Who was really running things behind the scenes? We may never know. However, by just observing McBush on the campaign trail we see that he almost always within speaking distance from his wife Cindy who consistently provides memory clues and corrections for him. Will Cindy be the "shadow" president? What interests does she answer to?

And now for something completely related, I ran across THIS SITE and got a laugh at this section. Here is a sample.

The Six-Pack.

The six-pack is younger than John McCain.

Oddly, it took until sometime in the early-40’s for someone to come up with the brilliant idea of packaging drinks (”Dad’s Root Beer”, to be precise) six at a time. (The concern about the whole fish-killing thing, although widely overblown, didn’t kick in until the 1970’s.)

So, in other words, what we’re saying here is that John McCain is older than what amounts to little more than a system of counting. Fantastic.