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On Inauguration Day next year, here’s what the leadership of our country will look like:

  • President Joe Biden, age 78
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, age 80
  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, age 55
  • Senate [TK] Leader Mitch McConnell, age 78
  • Senate [TK] Leader Chuck Schumer, age 70

I don’t want to go all Logan’s Run on you, but it sure does seem as if we could use a little more youthful zest here.

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