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Published:October 23rd, 2008 11:25 EST

Palin Ignorant Of Responsibilites Of A VP

By Robert Paul Reyes

Sarah Palin is the most unqualified and inexperienced candidate ever to run for vice-president, she makes Dan Quayle look like John F. Kennedy. The electorate isn`t fooled by Palin`s winks and colloquialisms, her rating approvals are in the gutter.

Palin In July before McCain inexplicably choose Palin as his running mate, she expressed ignorance about the role of the vice-president. In an interview with Larry Kudlow of CNBC she said:

"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?"

Apparently John McCain still hasn`t told Palin the responsibilities of a vice-president.

"Yesterday, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) sat for an interview with KUSA, an NBC affiliate in Colorado. In response to a question sent to the network by a third grader at a local elementary school about what the Vice President does, Palin erroneously argued that the Vice President is `in charge of the United States Senate`"

The average third grader would have come up with a better answer. As any high school graduate knows the role of a vice-president is extremely limited:

"The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided."

The vice-president rarely is seen in the hallowed halls of the Senate. With the Democrats having a fair chance of getting a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, chances are that Joe Biden will never need to cast a vote in the Senate.

Besides wielding the tie-breaker vote in the Senate, the other major role of the VP is to be ready to assume the responsibilities of the president at a moment`s notice. If the polls are right we will never have to face the horrible, horrible prospect of Palin sitting in the Oval Office.

Instead of spending $150,000 for a new wardrobe for Palin, the GOP should spend a couple of bucks and buy her a copy of the Constitution.