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Come for an argument?

The Monty Python group has a gig about signing up for an argument.  The first client mistakenly goes through a door into a service called 'abuse' and gets knocked around a bit before both parties realize the problem.  Then the client finds the correct door for the 'argument' and the two people start in. 

I went to hear an argument the other night, with friends.  It featured Howard Dean and Karl Rove at the Oakland Speakers Series.   The moderator positioned himself strategically between both men.  One of the things that surprised me was how much they had in common.  I'm not a fan of either of them but I lean towards Dean, if given the choice.

I wanted to question something Howard Dean promoted.  He said, more than once, that if he had his way nobody over 50 would be a member of Congress.  That sounds 'young' thinking.   But it sounds dumb, no matter how you figure it.  And considering the age and the political bent of Dean's audience, that would not be…