Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. (Anonymus)
It seems to me that the US is good at using people whome have gained experience through the years of dutyful working for a company or government.
John Murtha (74) is now back in his old role as chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, where he will be using his experience which he gained by being a Vietnam veteran.
Condoleezza Rice (52) became Secretary of State on January 26, 2005. Prior to this, she was the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, since January, 2001.
In Norway we have a tradition for not using people who have gained experience. Are you older than 40 years of age, you will have trouble in getting a new job. In Norway we may say it is an age discrimination as seniors are more or less "out of business".
Is this good politics for the Norwegian corporate world?