mccain-vanityfairThis fake cover made fun of things Senator McCain is, whereas the famous New Yorker cover made fun of things Senator Obama is not. Oof. Ageism is the chauvinism of youth, and Senator McCain has had to defend himself (which he does with humor, see video below).  He’s funny, and yes, his age is funny, too. There’s a website dedicated to Things Younger than McCain. The way I see it, John McCain is not really old, but he certainly is old enough to be what we call an “elder statesman“. Known for wisdom, not new ideas. I’ll be happy to see Senator McCain anyplace but in the White House. Because age is not the real issue here. But come on, now, let’s have a few laughs:

Laughing with John McCain:

McCain said:

I’m older than dirt, I’ve got more scars than Frankenstein, but I’ve learned a few things along the way.

Presidential ambition is a disease that can only be cured by embalming fluid.

Never get into a wrestling match with a pig. You both get dirty, and the pig likes it. — To reporters in New Hampshire after being asked about Mitt Romney

Laughing about John McCain:

McCain Vows To Replace Secret Service With His Own Bare Fists

Matt Taibi: “Full Metal McCain” (Rolling Stone)

Illustration by Victor Juhasz for Rolling Stone