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Not Ready for Primetime
CNN’s Don Lemon (New York Post/YouTube)

For a woman running to be a sex symbol, 64 ranks as past her prime. I essentially said as much a week or so back in writing about Madonna’s complaints about “ageism” even as she dates twentysomething men and buys a twentysomething’s body parts.

With apologies to 64-year-old George Hamilton or 64-year-old Sean Connery, 64 disqualifies men from the running as a sex symbol, too (though Carly Simon once described an octogenarian Max Eastman as the most beautiful man she had set eyes upon).

Nikki Haley is running for president, so Don Lemon talking about her as past her “prime” feels like an apples-to-orangutans category mistake.

While some may criticize Haley’s call for a mandatory evaluation for older people running for president, her concern did not pertain to how either Biden or Trump might look in a swimsuit competition.

CNN apparently provided some time off for the woke host to reflect on his not-so-woke utterance. Rather than react to its offensiveness to women, maybe it’s best to reflect on its offensiveness to our intelligence.

The perfect response came from the demoted primetime talker’s morning show cohost: “Prime for what?”

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Daniel J. Flynn, a senior editor of The American Spectator, is the author of Cult City: Harvey Milk, Jim Jones, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco (ISI Books, 2018), The War on Football (Regnery, 2013), Blue Collar Intellectuals (ISI Books, 2011), A Conservative History of the American Left (Crown Forum, 2008), Intellectual Morons (Crown Forum, 2004), and Why the Left Hates America (Prima Forum, 2002). His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, New York Post, City Journal, National Review, and his own website,   
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