Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Palin Bashing Echo Stop

Got caught up echo-stopping in another round of Sarah Palin bashing on what Morgan calls "The Hello Kitty of Bloggin", with one of his friends. And that friend responded to challenges to Palin's supposed stupidity with a link to this video, where she is asked to explain to a third grader what the job of Vice President entails.

The screaming response from the Palin haters is that the Vice President breaks ties in the Senate, and that's it -- as if Sarah Palin got it all wrong. And every third grader knows it, of course. And she sounded stupid doing it.

Of course, she WAS answering a 3rd grader. She said that he is in charge of the Senate and that he can get in there and mix it up and affect policy by doing so. You know, kind of like the President does with Congress and with the Senate. Only unlike the President, the Vice President is actually Officially a part of the Senate. And not just any part.

I remember this from when it came out. But it turns out so many times that Palin says something we're instructed to ridicule and laugh at and then it turns out she was actually right (but nobody in the MSM does a retraction).

So I go grab my handy dandy Constitution.
From Article 1, Section 3:

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

"Shall be the President of the Senate". Question for you snickerers. What is a President? What is the job of a President? If you are the President of something, aren't you "in charge" of it?
pres·i·dent /ˈprɛzɪdənt/
1. ( often initial capital letter ) the highest executive officer of a modern republic, as the Chief Executive of the United States.
2. an officer appointed or elected to preside over an organized body of persons.
3. the chief officer of a college, university, society, corporation, etc.
Again, Palin ridiculed for giving a supposedly ridiculous answer that turns out to be not so ridiculous. Sotomayor says Circuit Courts are "where policy is actually made", and she's still the Wise Latina™ and gets an enthusiastic pass and is confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice.

Pattern continues.

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