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U.S. Constitution Sarah’s Book of Fun Powers!!!
Sarah Palin’s foot landed in her mouth again. It’s almost ridiculous how well she does it. Unprecedented perhaps.
When she first entered the American conscience seven weeks ago it appeared accidental, almost as if she were merely demonstrating how high she could kick. But now she seems to be intentionally targeting her own teeth…and on a daily basis to boot.
While responding to the inquiry of a third grader during a recent television interview, Palin threw out the U.S. Constitution like she was buying new linens.
In glamorizing describing creating the vice president’s actual influence, the pride of Alaska defiled the country’s sacred document yet again by expanding the position’s authority beyond mere President of the Senate, to a hybrid political figure the likes of which have never been seen. A President-slash- Majority-slash-Minority Leader.
Although Article I clearly states:
“The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.”
Palin responded by yodeling out, “That’s something that Piper would ask me! … (The vice president is) 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.”
I beg your pardon. Really get in there? Make a lot of good policy changes?
I’m forced to believe she either absorbed Tina Fey’s sense of humor over the weekend, or is truly convinced Washington does need some crooked element of change – because this is utterly preposterous.
No one gives a damn what Dick Cheney thinks as he sits in the Senate President’s chair and polishes his rifle and exacerbates the hemorrhoids riddling his ass, for it only becomes relevant should a vote end in a tie. Other than that – nothing. Just listen to the debate, slam a gavel or something, and shut up.
But not in Palin’s view. Not in her world. Wait, that might just be it. Perhaps this is simply Palin’s World of which Madam Maverick speaks.
If this is indeed the case with Palin, one’s time would be ill-spent becoming upset, offended, or even dumbfounded by any of her dubious remarks – no matter how absurd, befuddled, illegal or unconstitutional – as she’s not coming back down any time soon.
There’s no use. Her perceptions of established government procedures differ from conventional wisdom. Real change, I suppose.
This is America. This is the United States. This is Alaska. This is Palin’s World.
Welcome, we hope you enjoy it. It’s kind of like Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. But with no rule of law.