My old friend Chuck Grassley became 83 today. There is only one other Senator, Diane Feinstein, who is this old.

What is most impressive about Grassley is how healthy he is. He runs one and a half miles every day from home to work. During the course of the day he does 30 push-ups. This is something that I could not do when I was a young man going through basic training in the Army.

Anyone who has read my two flat Belly books of my latest book “Run/Walk for your Life : Take TA 65 to Reverse Your Age” knows that I am a fitness addict. You can appreciate how impressed I am with this.

Grassley has a good chance of topping Strom Thurman’s record of staying in the Senate until he was 100.


Michael R. McLeod