Dear Lord.... Palin Thinks The VP Can Make 'Policy Changes in Senate'

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By Ben Cohen

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, Sarah Palin told KUSA, an NBC affiliate that the Vice President is 'in charge of the United States Senate,' and can 'make a lot of good policy changes'. The question was in response to a question sent
to the network by a third grader at a local elementary school.

"They are in charge of the United States Senate, so if they want to, they can get in there with the Senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family," said Palin.

Oh dear.

The United States Constitutions states that the Vice President has a very limited role in terms of exercising power, and can't usually vote in the Senate: The Vice President of the United States shall be President of
the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.

Palin's notion that she could stride into the Senate and do some 'good ol' reforming' is constitutionally unfounded, and another indication that she is incredibly unqualified to run for office in any way.