Friday, April 17, 2015

Abraham, Ageism And Those Ever-Pesky Pundits

Our dear friend Christine Flowers has written a wonderful column in the Philadelphia Daily News about age and ageism in America with thoughts about the age of politicians and public servants and the current Philadelphia mayoral race. Here's an excerpt:

"When [Lynne] Abraham fell at the podium and was unconscious for a few moments, some pundits wrote her political eulogy before she had the chance to say, 'The tough cookie has not yet crumbled.' The swiftness with which this became received wisdom, as in 'she's cooked,' was an example of how cynical the pundits have become about what truly matters in the makeup of a candidate."

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