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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Meghan McCain: "Revolutions Start with Young People"

The clever bunnies on ABC's "The View" went deep and asked Meghan McCain to comment on the National Tea Party Convention. Miss McCain's response, called "scathing" by FoxNews.com, included her observation that "revolutions start with young people."

The average age of a signer of the Declaration of Independence was 45. Vladimir Lenin was 47 at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution. Mao Zedong was 57 when the People's Republic of China was established. Ruhollah Khomeini was 77 at the time of the Iranian Revolution. Mahatma Gandhi was 76 when Britain signaled it would quit India. Nelson Mandela was 76 when black South Africans were fully enfranchised and he was elected president.

It is true that Fidel Castro was 33 when he seized power in Cuba, and Maximilien Robespierre in his mid-thirties during key events of the French Revolution.

Maybe Miss McCain was thinking of the exceptions.


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