President Joe Biden, who highlighted the age of his 63-year-old opponent to win his U.S.
Senate race at 29 in 1972, now avoids the indelicate subject of serving as commander-in-chief beyond the average American life expectancy. He does not want to say that he turns 86 before the end of the upcoming presidential term. In relation to presidents, that number heretofore struck as preposterous. In relation to language, that number doubles as slang that means to jettison or reject. Call that just a big coincidence.