Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Democrats Nominate 92-Year-Old Woman
It isn't every day that a 92 year old gets to be placed in nomination for any type of political office. But, that is exactly what happened in Watertown, South Dakota. It appears that the Democratic Party didn't have anyone available to run for the District 5 House Primaries. So, Democrats nominated 92-year-old Dorothy Kellogg. Mrs. Kellogg said she really didn't plan on running for office, although she did serve in the state house in the 80s and 90s. It may also be the first time a candidate's residence was listed in an assisted living location. Dorothy does not know if she will serve even if elected. "You know, when you're 92 you don't battle it. It's just the way it is. And I would love to go back. It's a place of good memories, few bad ones," Kellogg said. She has received positive input from the public. But, again, Mrs. Kellogg is undecided on what to do.
Yeah, this is a change of pace from my usual political rants. But, I couldn't pass up a "feel good" story like this with Dorothy Kellogg. Even though she is in an assisted living facility, she is still willing to lend her considerable expertise for the public good. In today's blistering partisanship and rancor between Republicans and Democrats, it's great to know there is still a nice lady who feels it is her civic duty to serve even at the young age of 92.