Here are some wonderful tidbits from the VPILF:
From Michael Tomasky's Blog:I guess it is too much to expect a journalism major to have any knowledge of US History. Wonder if she understands much about the role/duties of the executive branch:
n 2006, the Alaska state branch of the right-wing Eagle Forum asked gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin if she was offended by the inclusion of the phrase "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance:
Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its [sic] good enough for me and I'll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.
The Pledge of Allegiance was written in the late 19th century by a fellow named Bellamy (a Christian socialist no less!) as part of an effort to improve the circulation of the magazine he was with at the time and generally improve the condition of American boyhood, about which a certain amount of fretting was then underway about their collective constitution and resolve (widespread at the time; this was roughly around the same time Baden Powell started the scouting movement on your side of the pond).
So that's 100-plus years after the founding fathers were doing their thing. And even then, the words "under God" weren't inserted until the cold war, the better to highlight the difference between America and the Godless Russkies.
(From: Michael Tomansky: Idiot)
What Exactly is it that the VP does?
Well, that is a very good question, if you were asking what it is that the CURRENT VP does on a daily basis, since he is kept in seclusion. But she wasn't asking about Cheney, she was just totally clueless about the duties of the VP.
Well, I recommend that Palin put the following items on her reading list:
I still don't get how she was vetted. She is under investigation for abuse of power, she has flip-flopped on the 'bridge to nowhere' (her opposition to which is being touted as a strength). She touts the pipeline, yet she actually awarded a bid to Canadian company. (I guess we should expect something like this from a McCain pick).
Heck, even the newspapers in Alaska are questioning picking her. not to mention her mother-in-law. At least being an alum of Idaho, she probably knows how to spell potato!