Enormous bench of talent in CA Dem politics waiting for DiFi to retire.
Beyond DiFi, Democratic congressional leadership should do something other than pure seniority for committee chairs.

Experience matters, sure. But not the the exclusion of everything else.
DiFi being one of the first women to be elected to the Senate matters. Her championing of gay rights and the environment matter. Authoring the assault weapons ban matters.

But those are ancient to most voters, if they know about them at all. She's hurting her legacy.
Beyond the Democrats in the Senate, the entire US government is being run by an ever-older gerontocracy.

If not age limits on office, how about retirement expectations. Ditto, committee chairships.
Anyway, if I were 87 and rich as shit, I'd concentrate on being fun grandma and wielding quiet influence on my pet esoteric issue.

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