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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Alpha Male -- Alpha Mormon

President Thomas S. Monson made Slate magazine's 80 Over 80 list. This is the:
. . . annual catalog of the nation's silver lions: fourscore elder statesmen, titans of industry, cultural icons, and notorious newsmakers who have remained influential into their ninth decade and beyond . . . . For the second year in a row, Mormon President Thomas S. Monson stands atop the list. As the divine prophet, seer, and revelator for 5.5 million Americans and more than 12 million people around the world, he's the most powerful 83-year-old we could find. Look for Monson to stay on top for years to come—at least until Boyd K. Packer, octogenarian president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, succeeds him as the alpha Mormon.
He is joined by such distinguished company as George Soros and Clint Eastwood. Slate claims its list profiles "the most influential octogenarians in America." The only other religious leader on the list is Billy Graham. At age 92 he just barely made the list at number 78. His status didn't change from last year either.

You can sort the list by age/gender, business, arts, politics, other jobs and special. Religious leaders came under the "other jobs" category. I must confess I am mystified by the "special" category which includes topics such as puff daddies, animal lovers, filthy rich, legal troubles, #old, major philanthropists, newfangled, Nobel Prize winners and still buff.

I know who Puff Daddy is but I don't know what puff daddies are as a description.The only people in that category are George Soros and John Sperling.

Can anyone enlighten me? Anyone? Anyone? . . .


Update: My husband says both Soros and Sperling are pushing for legalizing marijuana. That must be it.

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