During the Sarah Palin interview, CNN passed along a question from a third grader at a local elementary school.
Q: Brandon Garcia wants to know, “What does the Vice President do?”
PALIN: That’s something that Piper would ask me! … [T]hey’re in charge of the U.S. 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.
This is the second time that Governor Palin has tried and failed to explain the job that she’s running for.
Sarah Palin may not have broken the glass ceiling for failed female nominees for Vice President (an incensed Geraldine Ferraro no doubt would add that she can at least update her own resume without help). Be that as it may, Palin’s fast waltz across the public eye will not be without accomplishment. She set a record for public dishonesty that will take a slugger with Barry Bonds’s drive, and possibly a similar level of chemical enhancement, to match. She made Dan Quayle look like a genius. Voters are more worried about her than they are worried about Bush.
Years from now when she’s mostly forgotten, Sarah Palin can at least look back and say that she accomplished something that most of us couldn’t do if we tried.