Monday, September 15, 2008

What Are The Duties of the Vice President? & A Test of VP Worthiness.

Growing concerns about Sarah Palin's qualifications (or lack thereof) for possibly taking on the position of Vice President have inspired me to post several Blogs.

After reading that John McCain told ABC's Charlie Gibson that he considered Governor Palin's overseeing of the Alaska National Guard and Alaska's proximity to Russia to be 'credentials' for National Security experience...

Well, I didn't know whether to laugh or scream.

So, I did neither.

Instead, I went online and looked up:

What EXACTLY are the Duties and Responsibilities of the US Vice President?


* "The vice president's most important role is to replace the president if the president dies or becomes unable to manage the country's affairs."

* "The vice president attends Cabinet meetings and sessions of the National Security Council, the president's chief advisory panel for formulating and implementing policies related to the military, foreign relations, and other national security issues."

* "The president also relies on the vice president to lead important presidential committees and panels, which study issues such as environmental protection, urban renewal, and reducing the size of the government bureaucracy. In addition, the vice president often travels to other countries to represent the president at international conferences, the funerals of foreign dignitaries, and other important events."

* "The vice president serves as president of the Senate, formally presiding over Senate deliberations."

* "The vice president also presides over a joint session of Congress when it formally counts electoral votes for presidential elections."


That first one's REALLY scary when you look at one of the VP candidates.


How can any of us get a better idea of which candidate is better suited for the job?


I've got it!!


Here's A Perfect Means By Which to Tell Which Vice Presidential Candidate REALLY has the Skill Set Required of a Vice President of these United States of America.

A Test On LIVE Television...

On Stage Left: Senator Joseph Biden.

On Stage Right: Governor Sarah Palin.

Each candidate is provided with a chair, a desk and two Number 2 pencils.

To begin, each candidate is given a copy of a World Map with all countries outlined but unidentified.

Each candidate then has 30 minutes to correctly identify as many countries as possible with Extra Credit for correctly identifying their capitals and/or their current leaders/heads of state.

Now, That's What I Call A REALITY Show.

I think I'll email Charlie Gibson... Whaddya Think?


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