Thursday, December 07, 2006

How old?

In the David Broder column, A Study in Comity, that praises the members of the Iraq Study Group (and a column that Matthew Yglesias called a "hilarous David Broder parody") we read:
Leon Panetta, a former Democratic congressman and Clinton White House chief of staff, said the high average age of the 10 commission members contributed to its success. "This is a different generation of policymakers," said Panetta, who at 68 was one of the youngest members.
Which is a sentiment that Broder clearly agrees with. But, you might ask, exactly what is the average age? Here are the numbers:
Iraq Study Group members born age as of 7 December 2006
James A. Baker, III – Co-Chair April 28, 1930 76
Lee H. Hamilton – Co-Chair April 20, 1931 75
Lawrence S Eagleburger August 1, 1930 76
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. August 15, 1935 71
Edwin Meese III December 2, 1931 75
Sandra Day O’Connor March 26, 1930 76
Leon E. Panetta June 28, 1938 68
William J. Perry October 11, 1927 79
Charles S. Robb June 26, 1939 67
Alan K. Simpson September 2, 1931 75
    average = 73.8
In case you are wondering, David Broder was born on September 11, 1929, which makes him 77. Part of the same crowd, you might say.

ADDENDUM: Broder born on 9/11? Who knew?


So there was an earlier 9/11 disaster.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 12/07/2006 5:08 AM  

Ed goddamn Meese? Where was Pat Robertson?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/07/2006 10:34 AM  

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