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Palin Takes Another Shot At Outlining Role Of VP: ‘They’ve Got To Be Exclusively…Administrative’

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In a recent interview, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) claimed that the vice president was “in charge of the United States Senate.” She added that she was excited to “make a lot of good policy changes.” As ThinkProgress reported, her claim was contradicted by the Senate Parliamentarian’s office and the U.S. Constitution.

Yesterday in an interview with Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, Palin took another shot at outlining the role of the vice president. This time, Palin completely changed her answer:

Well, they’ve to be exclusively, of course, concentrating on the administrative side of governance. And there again, that’s where my executive experience will be put to good use. But John McCain and I have spoken a lot about the missions that we’ll be on together and about where he would like to see me lead. And energy independence is first and foremost what I will be able to help, in a supportive role, be able to help him get this nation firmly on that path towards energy independence.

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Palin still doesn’t seem to be clear on what she’ll be doing if elected to office. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews recently became frustrated with Palin’s lack of knowledge, demanding that she “read a job description.” Based on what Palin hopes to be able to do while in office — strong control over both the legislative and executive branches — it seems like it will be a third term of Vice President Cheney. (HT: News Hounds)

Transcript:

VAN SUSTEREN: It’s sort of interesting. There are a couple jobs in government that have no job description. One is first lady. You know, whoever — you know, each first lady sort of defines it herself. We’re going to have to maybe define, you know, what the husband does of a vice president. But the vice president also (INAUDIBLE) sort of defined. We’ve seen Vice President Gore. He sort of made it more active. And Vice President Cheney, as — he’s assumed certain roles, you know. What’s your idea of what — what do you sort of envision the job as?

PALIN: Well, they’ve to be exclusively, of course, concentrating on the administrative side of governance. And there again, that’s where my executive experience will be put to good use. But John McCain and I have spoken a lot about the missions that we’ll be on together and about where he would like to see me lead. And energy independence is first and foremost what I will be able to help, in a supportive role, be able to help him get this nation firmly on that path towards energy independence.

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