Bill Maher used the recent news that Rep. John Dingell was being celebrated as the longest-serving member of Congress at the ripe old age of 86 to make the point that maybe some of these extremely old members of Congress should be retiring before we're rolling them out in wheel chairs like we saw with Robert Byrd and Strom Thurmond.
As Maher noted during his "New Rules" segment this Friday, it seems there only three ways a Congressman goes out: "They die in office, they cash in as a lobbyist, or they mistakenly tweet a picture of their dick."
I'm quite sure there are a lot more reasons than that which many of us could list here that finally led to a lot of them retiring or being run out of office, like being sent to prison, or if you're a Republican having some wingnut teabagger beat you in a primary race, among others, but I digress.
I agree with him completely on the average age of our Senators and some in the House being way too old. Sadly the fact that we're regularly getting really horrible legislation passed that any member of Congress may or may not have a clue about, probably has a whole lot less to do with the age of those in Congress than it does the fact that so many are bought and paid for by special interests that don't have the interest of the American people at heart.