When asked about the functions of a Vice President, Palin gave an incorrect reply which means she doesn’t fully understand the differences between the executive and legislative branches.
A vice president has a really great job because not only are they there to support the president’s agenda, they’re there like the team member, the teammate to the president.
But also, they’re in charge of the United States Senate, so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes
A Governor is expected to know the functions of a VP. When someone is nominated as VP, shouldn’t the handlers ensure that the candidate brushes up on the Constitution and is able to answer the obvious questions expected from the media?
When Papa Bush picked Dan Quayle — another unqualified candidate — as his VP nominee, he got away with it for reasons such as:
- He was the sitting VP for 8 years
- Coattails of a very popular president
- There were no issues about his health.
McCain is associated closely with the policies of the Bush administration. McCain bristles when Obama says that McCain will carry out Bush’s third term. McCain, 72, if elected will be the oldest to take the oath, has had some surgery for melanoma; he has selectively released his health records.
The one plus point is that Palin is lot smarter and cuter than Quayle and she is supposed to energize the base. The other plus point is that if McCain wins and the economy is still in doldrums a year from now, we can at least get some laughs every Saturday by watching Tina Fey on SNL.