The Torch Has Been Passed . . .

by John Derbyshire

So I’m reading this story headlined SAUDI ARABIA CROWN PRINCE SULTAN DIES, and I notice that this heir to the Saudi throne was in his eighties.

King Abdullah, to whom the deceased was heir, is 87. And then:

Prince Sultan’s most likely successor as the next in line to the Saudi throne is Prince Nayef, 78, also a full brother of King Abdullah and one of the Sudairi Seven.

So we’re getting some young blood in there at last.