Monday, September 22, 2008

Sarah Palin―more than just a pretty face―the perfect VP for McCain

From the Women at Crossroads Blog
Sarah Palin―more than just a pretty face―the perfect VP for McCain.

On this blog we have had numerous comments questioning Sarah Palin’s ability to fulfill the role of vice president. There is a tendency to want to compare her to Obama who is obviously running for president. President and vice president are two distinctly different job descriptions and it is my opinion that Sarah Palin will have no problem more than adequately fulfilling the requirements of the office of VP. I also believe that VP is a role well suited to a woman and that is what this post is all about.

What does the Vice President do anyway?

According to the Constitution the role of vice president only involves two specific things beyond the general role of supporting and serving as a strengthening agent for the president.

1). The Vice President of the United States is the first person in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president.

2) the vice president serves as the President of the Senate, and may break tie votes in that chamber. The Constitution goes on to say, regarding the vice president, “He or she may be assigned additional duties by the president but, as the Constitution assigns no executive powers to the vice president, in performing such duties he or she acts only as an agent of the president.”

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