It is difficult to decided if Governor Palin is that uninformed, or simply tries to wing it all the time. Still, to not know the duties of the Vice Presidency is ridiculous.
She's contending for arguably the second most powerful title in the country - if not the world. But it seems Sarah Palin could use a brush-up on the vice-president's job description.
This item appeared in the Daily News; I saw a clip of her answer on the news last night.
Asked by an elementary school student what a vice president does, Republican candidate Sarah Palin responded that the vice president is the president's "team mate" but also "runs the Senate" and "can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes."
Now, this was not asked by the 'liberal mainstream media' not focusing on the concerns of real Americans, but by a third-grader.
While aimed at a typical 8-year-old, Palin's explanations oversimplify the U.S. Constitution's definition of the duties of the vice president and don't match the office's traditional role in Senate activities.
The vice president, as a member of the executive branch of the government, has no official role in developing legislation or determining how it is presented to or debated by the Senate, which is part of the legislative branch. In all meaningful ways, the leader of the majority party runs the Senate.
Seems maybe New York's hometown paper is part of the Eastern liberal media elite. Dang.