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The older the better; let's hear it for California's geriatric pols!

The older the better; let's hear it for California's geriatric pols!

Did I detect a bit of snark about Sen. Barbara Boxer’s retirement, after reporters noted that California’s top trio of politicians – our two long-serving U.S. senators and our four-term governor –are all well past 70 years old? The trio has a combined age of 231. If you toss in U.S. Rep Nancy Pelosi, 74, the cumulative age rises to 305. In California, where youth worship is a major industry, it's kind of a relief to see men and women working in high-profile jobs well past the traditional age of retirement. Golden State? How about Golden Girls State? The 74-year-old Boxer's decision has opened the field to various good-looking California...

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