Fixing Presidential Succession

Doug Mataconis addressed “The Problem Of Octogenarians In The Presidential Line Of Succession” yesterday. While largely theoretical—the people behind the Vice President in the succession order only come into play in a catastrophic event that wipes out several people nearly simultaneously—it makes no sense for the Presidency to be handed to a random Senator whose only virtue is having hung around too long.

As Doug noted, there are legitimate questions as to whether the devolution the...

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