Six Photos of Carl Levin’s Glasses Pretty Much Falling Off His Face


After more than three decades in the Senate, Michigan Democrat Carl Levin announced today that, though he will serve out the remainder of his term, he will not run for reelection in 2014. Levin will be 80 years old by the end of his sixth and final term, but rumors have it that Levin settled on retirement after his glasses, which have been slowly sliding down his face since 1979, finally fell to the floor, and he figured he might as well call it a day. 

As you can see, it was only a matter of time.

WASHINGTON - APRIL 01:   Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) (L) talks with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (R) during a committee hearing April 1, 2009 in Washington, DC. Senators heard testimony from Gen. David Petraeus and others on U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan during the hearing.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John McCain;Carl Levin
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US Democratic Senator from Michigan Carl Levin speaks to reporters after a vote at the Capitol in Washington on July 31, 2011. With two days to act, President Barack Obama and his top Republican foes were closing in on a nearly $3-trillion accord to avert a disastrous default while making deep spending cuts.      AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 27:  Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) (L) questions witnesses from The Goldman Sachs Group with committee ranking member Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) on Capitol Hill on April 27, 2010 in Washington, DC. The subcommittee is investigating the role of investment banks during the Wall Street financial crisis.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Carl Levin;Susan Collins
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WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 21:  U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) (L) and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) (R) participate in a news conference after Senate Democrats failed to invoke cloture on the defense authorization bill September 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed to begin debate on a bill that includes the policy on gays in the military.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jack Reed;Carl Levin
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14:  U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) talks withe reporters before going into the Senate Democratic Caucus luncheon in the U.S. Captiol December 14, 2010 in Washington, DC. Heavy negotiations are swirling around the Capitol as the Senate hopes to pass the tax-cut compromise bill worked out by Congressional Republicans and President Brarck Obama before the end of this week.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Carl Levin
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WASHINGTON - JUNE 14:  U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) (L) and ranking member Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) speak to the media during a news conference June 14, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The senators held a news conference to discuss an ongoing Senate Armed Services Committee investigation into counterfeit electronic parts from China in the Defense Department's supply chain.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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