Wednesday, October 22, 2008

So you don't have to

Browsing the hilarity over at the Corner on NRO, I ran across this question:

Biden vs. Palin [Ed Whelan]

How is it that anyone can believe that Joe Biden, whose national-security “expertise” consists of being wrong on virtually every important question over the past few decades (as my Ethics and Public Policy Center colleague Pete Wehner discusses in this Wall Street Journal essay from last month), is more qualified to be Vice President than Sarah Palin is?

I'm sure he's not asking that as a rhetorical question, so I'll answer it. For starters, Ed, I suspect that Joe the Senator has some idea what the Vice President does, unlike your heroine.
During the Sarah Palin interview, CNN passed along a question from a third grader at a local elementary school.

Q: Brandon Garcia wants to know, “What does the Vice President do?”

PALIN: That’s something that Piper would ask me! … [T]hey’re 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 that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom.
Just to remind you:
The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

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