Pelosi on McCain VP: Go Old

Representative Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives and second-in-line for the presidency, said in an interview yesterday, that John McCain, 70, should select a running mate who is “even older than he is.”

“All this emphasis on youth in our culture is nonsense,” said Pelosi. Referring to McCain as an aging war hero whose funeral would prompt a national day of mourning, she added, “I encourage the elderly to take on more responsibilities in society — and what better example than two really old guys in the White House, taking on the stressful, heart pounding challenges of the Presidency and Vice Presidency.”

Pelosi said it would be the “right thing” for him to choose for his running mate someone who is at least as old and frail as he is. “Perhaps someone with a severe respiratory problem.”

“I can’t think of a better tribute Senator McCain could give to the elderly,” added Pelosi, “than to select a dying, sickly old man to succeed him in office.”