Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Palin still doesn't know what the VP does

Yesterday, Sarah Palin gave a very rare media interview to an NBC affiliate in Colorado. Before you get excited about the prospect of Palin doing hard-hitting interviews, she responded to a question sent in by a third grader at a local elementary school. The questions was: What does the Vice President do? Palin, who has never been accused of being a genuis, has had two months to learn about the job she is campaigning for and she still doesn't know the answer. Palin responded that the Vice President is...

"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.


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