Retirement? Bah! Slate’s annual 80 for 80 list ranks America’s mightiest octogenarians, giving extra credit for post-80 achievements, and “being really, really old.” The top:
- Thomas Monson (82): As the head of the Mormon church, 13 million people think he’s a prophet “in the same way they view Abraham, Moses, Isaiah and the apostles.”
- John Paul Stevens (89): He’s really old, and super powerful, but the Supreme Court’s elder statesman falls to #2 on rumors he might retire.
- Daniel Inouye (85): Took a leap after taking over the Senate Appropriations Committee.
- Barbara Walters (80): Forbes named her the third most powerful woman in America—and she still hosts the View.
- Noam Chomsky (80): Proving that even old people can be left-wing revolutionaries.
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