Palin thinks the VP runs the Senate

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    Apparently she'll take a page out of the Cheney playbook and try to usurp even more power for herself if McCain is elected.

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    Says the one who misspoke and said the House of Representatives wasn't congress. :eusa_angel:
     
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    are you saying Sarah Palin shouldn't be smarter than I am? that's a terrifying thought. :eek:
     
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    Actually, she is correct on this one. Presiding over the Senate is a Constitutional duty. Most VP's simply don't exercise it and it has become common practice for freshman Senators to preside over the Senate in order to learn Senate procedure. Technically, Sarah is correct here. Should could exercise her constitutional power to essentially run the Senate.
     
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    Clean the wax out of your ears. She said the VP is IN CHARGE of the Senate. That is not true technically or otherwise. But props for the creative spin attempt nonetheless.
     
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    President of the Senate yes. Duties include breaking a tie vote. NOT "getting in there" with the Senate and making policy.

     
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    Everyone makes gaffes. Playing "gotcha" is for hypocrites.
     
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    OH MY FUCKING GOD!

    How can anyone defend this idiot?
     
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    So you agree a President has no power, does this mean you will quit claiming Bush is to blame for every thing?:lol:
     
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    The Constitutional authority granted to the VP is to preside over the Senate. Here is the Webster's defintion of preside. Key words in bold.

    Go back to your sandbox and let the adults talk.
     

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