Here's a little question for you: What is the role of the vice-president of the United States?
If you said, "To do nothing and try not to set the White House curtains on fire," you're close, but not quite right.
Sarah Palin gave the correct answer to a third-grader named Brandon, who should know better than to ask such "gotcha" questions: To be the Queen of the Senate…
"[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."
That's right. If a VP wants to, she can just mosey onto the Senate floor and start handing out orders and asking the Majority Leader to go fetch her a Diet Coke, just as the Founding Fathers envisioned in their great wisdom.
Where does it say that in the Constitution? Well, it doesn't technically say that, but that's what's so great about being Madam Vice-President: You don't have to follow the Constitution. Or even read it, really.
Actually, come to think of it, the Constitution could be really useful for the Vice-President. Like, if she doesn't have a coaster handy and she doesn't want her Diet Coke to leave a ring on the table beside her Vice-Presidential throne.
Tags: Sarah Palin, Senate