"in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes..."
Of course the VP's only official job, as stated in Article I of the Constitution, is to break a tie vote in the Senate. The VP has no vote unless there is a tie and no other official capacity in the Senate. They don't "get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes" as Palin moronically stated.
Palin has made some progress in her extremely limited knowledge about the VP's role - although she's incorrect and incredibly uniformed. In an interview she did this summer on CNBC's "Kudlow & Co." , Palin was asked about the possibility of becoming McCain's ticket mate and responded:
"As for that VP talk all the time, I'll tell you, I still can't answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?"
I guess Palin is engineering a new role for the VP, kind of like Dick Cheney did when he became President, I mean VP.