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Third Grader-1; Palin-0

Governor PALIN: The Vice President of the United States of America, (the job that you are auditioning for), is NOT “in charge of the United States Senate.”

She told a third grader in Denver, Colorado, Monday (October 20), that the Vice President runs the Senate and makes policy changes. Now why does she keep saying that? It must be because the Veep’s job is so complicated: The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided. Palin may be wondering exactly what the last part…”unless they be equally divided…” means.

Were the framers of the Constitution actually referring to Red State versus Blue State? The small towns she calls the “Real America” vs. what? The large urban areas that make up “Fake America”?

What conclusions do you draw, to know that McCain’s female choices for vice President included Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison! Can you see HER bungling the role of the Vice President? Oh John McCain, what were you thinking? Even ovaries need some substance, beyond lipstick…and a 150-thousand-dollar wardrobe makeover!

The third grader in question, 8-year-old Brandon Garcia, should be the democrats “Joe Plumber.” The student sent a question to Colorado NBC affiliate, KUSA, in Denver. Seems KUSA asks third graders from local schools to send in their questions for candidates and elected officials.

Brandon had a big foreign policy question for Palin: “What does the Vice President do?” (You’re thinking that’s not foreign policy? Remember, Putin is scoping out Palin’s house from his dacha!)

Sarah Palin said:

That’s a great question, Brandon, and a Vice President has a really great job, because not only are they there to support the President’s agenda, they’re like a team member, the teammate to that President. But also, they’re in charge of the United States Senate, so if they want to, they can really get in there with the Senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom.And it’s a great job and I look forward to having that job“.

Unfortunately for Palin, most Americans are NOT looking forward to having her in that job, especially since she doesn’t even know what it entails.

Imagine you, the reader, are a business owner. You are interviewing for the position of Cleaner or Human Resources Manager or Accountant. You ask the eager candidate sitting before you, what does the job entail? The person doesn’t know! Would you hire that person?

Well YOU, (Joe and Jane Six Pack) are interviewing two candidates for the job of Vice President. And if a candidate doesn’t even KNOW what the job entails…then why hire her?

• Still on Palin…

Apart from drawing the ire of prominent conservatives within her own party, the learned Alaska governor seems to be also turning off the majority of Americans. A new poll by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal finds 55-percent of respondents say Palin is NOT qualified to be president. 40-percent say she is.

Her negative rating is 47-percent. Her positives are 38-percent. 34-percent say Palin raises questions about McCain’s candidacy. But just 23-percent say McCain will continue President George Bush’s policies. McCain’s running mate seems to be a bigger hindrance than a polarizing and unpopular president!

• In terms of Race…

I am very gratified to see that, according to the poll, RACE IS NOT A MAJOR FACTOR IN THIS ELECTION. Only 8-percent of respondents say race is a factor. Even fewer, 4-percent, say they are less likely to vote for Obama because of race. Just 2-percent say they’re more likely to vote for him because of race.

(Some people may say the poll respondents are being disingenuous. I want to believe most people really don’t care). So I say: God Bless America. Red America and Blue America: White America…and Black America…and Brown America!

And as for Obama’s endorsement from former Bush Secretary of State, republican Colin Powell, 77-percent say IT DID NOT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE. 19-percent say it made them more inclined towards Obama; 4-percent say it made them less inclined towards Obama.

America fits into the argument I was making in my preceeding article. Issues appear to be trumping race! On Healthcare, Obama is up by 39 points; on the Economy – 21 points; on taxes – 14 points. McCain is up on Iraq, by 5 points.

However, if he lets Palin take any questions about Iraq, McCain could well see that Iraq lead down to minus five percent!


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