I know that with Sen. McCain's candidacy, there has been a lot of worry about choosing someone too old to be an effective leader. But do we really want to start turning important institutions over to the kids?
SALT LAKE CITY - The new president and prophet of the Mormon church is in some respects a throwback, an 80-year-old man with a fondness for talking in parables and quoting.
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Monson was named on Monday as the 16th president of theand immediately declared the 13 million-member denomination would not veer significantly from the course set by his predecessor, Gordon B. Hinckley, who died Jan. 27 at age 97.
An 80-year-old whippersnapper? Shouldn't they let him season a few more years?