The first half is entirely incoherent. What’s with the totally random “flexible” she threw in there? I mean, it was literally a string of random phrases. Duh, duh, duh!
And then she wraps up her remarks with a complete and total misunderstanding of the vice presidency and separation of powers. The vice president is no more a part of the legislative branch than vetoing or signing legislation makes the president a part of the legislative branch. “So chooses”? Good God. On further analysis since Thursday night, I think this line is less Cheney-ish and more Total-Fucking-Doof-ish.
But she gave Rich Lowry and the rest of her Fanboys their very first chubbies, so… QUALIFIED!
By way of a refresher, here’s her previous nonsensical reply about the vice presidency from Thursday night’s debate:
Well, our founding fathers were very wise there in allowing through the Constitution much flexibility there in the office of the vice president. And we will do what is best for the American people in tapping into that position and ushering in an agenda that is supportive and cooperative with the president’s agenda in that position. Yeah, so I do agree with him that we have a lot of flexibility in there, and we’ll do what we have to do to administer very appropriately the plans that are needed for this nation. And it is my executive experience that is partly to be attributed to my pick as V.P. with McCain, not only as a governor, but earlier on as a mayor, as an oil and gas regulator, as a business owner. It is those years of experience on an executive level that will be put to good use in the White House also.
Remember — and I can’t underscore this enough — this is the gig she’s running for! She wants to be the vice president of the United States and this is how she responds to questions about the job? Put it another way, if you were interviewing your surgeon before an open heart procedure and this is how he or she responded, would you not crap your pants and run away? I would.
Adding… Some constitutional law from Professor Willis.