...can 67 year old geriatric Michael Castle be far behind?
Okay. I'm not saying the old guy has one foot in the grave, but - 67 is old and although he is working to cover this fact up, Castle will be 67 next November. A great many people have died of natural causes at (and before) the age of 67. Here are just a few.
Notorious Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele died, at age 67, of natural causes.
Former minor-league hockey player Blake Ball died of natural causes at age 67.
One of Iqaluit's most-loved Inuit leaders, Ben Ell, died at the age of 67, of natural causes.
Minor-league mobster Pasquale (Fat Patty) Catalano pleaded guilty to loan sharking and was sentenced to a year in prison. A week after his arrest, Catalano died of natural causes at age 67. (To be fair, Catalano led an extremely un-healthy life style.)
Her Imperial Highness the Princess Soraya of Iran, died of natural causes at age 67 and is buried in Munich, Germany.
Egyptologist and mummy curse scoffer, Howard Carter (who had the most to do with disturbing The Pharaoh's eternal rest) died in 1939, aged 66 of natural causes.
So where is Castle on the age question
? We already know that his voting record shows a disturbing lack of coherence, the kind of incoherence one might associate with the onset of age related mental dementia
To dig deeper I went to the "biography" page of his official web site, where Castle ducks the age issue by NOT mentioning his birthdate!
What is he hiding with this kind of obtusification: Mike Castle was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware where he currently lives with his wife Jane. He is a graduate of Tower Hill School, Hamilton College and Georgetown University Law School.
What kind of official bio contains no dates whatsoever? The subtext of the whole thing is "trust me, I'm not that old."
Not only does he duck the birthdate issue, but no where on his web site does he come out and say - I AM NOT MENTALLY INCOMPETENT.
I think all 67 year olds should have to wear a medic alert bracelet that says that. (Provided that ARE mentally competent.)
Why would someone hide his birthdate and fail to deny that he is "not out of it" if he was not entering his dotage?
Here is the bottom line: Castle needs to come clean on the age issue.UPDATE:
I did some more internet sleuthing and was able to determine that Castle was born July, 2nd 1939. Mike - The truth is out there.