I remember the day after McCain announced his choice of VP, Gov. Sarah Palin. I watched the Joe Scarborough show "Morning Joe," and heard Pat Buchanan say that this was possibly the biggest gamble he had ever seen made by a presidential candidate and time would tell if it was a good gamble.
Time has now seen that it was a horrible mistake and that Sarah Palin doesn't even know what the hell the job of the Vice President is, as evidenced by her recent interview on CNN where she actually says that the job of the vice president is to be in "charge of the Senate" and to make policy???
She isn't smart enough to have looked at the friggin' Constitution to read what it says? Sorry, Sarah, a vice president is not IN CHARGE of the Senate and does NOT make policy.
The formal powers and role of the vice president are limited by the Constitution to becoming President should the President become unable to serve (e.g. due to the death, resignation, or medical impairment of the President) and acting as the presiding officer of the U.S. Senate. As President of the Senate, the Vice President has two primary duties: to cast a vote in the event of a Senate deadlock and to preside over and certify the official vote count of the U.S. Electoral College.
During the same CNN interview, Palin boasts that she has more "executive experience" than Obama. Really, Sarah? Senator Obama taught Constitutional Law for 10 years, and knows what the hell the Constitution says about the office of vice president. What good did your pathetic years as a mayor of a podunk town and 20 months as the governor of Alaska do you if you don't even know what the duties of the vice president of the United States are? The job you're campaigning for? Executive experience? What an ass! What good is that when you don't know what your duties are for the job your hope to win?
What a pathetic embarrassment she is. What a complete dumbass.
From Talking Points Memo:
Poll: Palin Is Now The Top Concern Voters Have About McCain
By Greg Sargent - October 21, 2008, 7:01PM
AmericaBlog flags a stunning finding in the new NBC/Wall St. Journal poll:
Now, Palin's qualifications to be president rank as voters' top concern about McCain's candidacy -- ahead of continuing President Bush's policies, enacting economic policies that only benefit the rich and keeping too high of a troop presence in Iraq.
Respondents were read a list of things and were asked to pick the two that most concern them about McCain. Thirty-four percent named Palin, versus only 23% for the runner-up, which was that it seems likely he'd continue Bush's policies.
That would seem to suggest that Palin may have become a greater liability for McCain than Bush.
Separately, the poll's toplines show Obama with an expanded lead of 10 points over McCain among registered voters, 52%-42%.