Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dementia on the Hill

Dementia is no respecter of the mighty, and seemingly shows no party preference. Three elderly public figures who appear to be losing it are Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters and John McCain. Unlike Ronald Reagan, they don't seem self-aware enough to take themselves out of the spotlight as they become foggy, unfocused.

As our President famously tweets, it's sad. All had careers anyone would be proud of, and all are in danger of overwriting their legacy by not instinctively knowing when to leave the stage while honor remains intact. This is a real dilemma for legislators who often survive in office into their 70s, 80s, and beyond.