Streetwise Professor

September 1, 2008

She Channeled Cactus Jack

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Professor @ 12:23 am

The worthy Beldar takes well-warranted umbrage at Tom Brokaw’s and the excreable David Gregory’s attempt to twist a Sarah Palin quote to mean that she doesn’t know what the Vice President does.   Beldar reproduces the entire quote, but in a nutshell what Palin said was that she knows that the responsibilities of the Vice President are essentially negotiated with the President, and she wanted to make sure that the job would be offered to her on terms that she considered attractive.   In other words, she took to heart what FDR’s VP, Cactus Jack Garner, said: the Vice Presidency is “not worth a bucket of warm piss.”   [This quote was subsequently softened to “not worth a bucket of warm spit” out of deference to tender ears.]   In other words, Palin was making it clear that she would be interested in the job as long as the responsibilities were not limited to guarding the thunder pot (or the spittoon, for you sensitive types.)   Smart lady, in other words.

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  1. Oh my God Professor! You can’t possible think Sarah Palin (Trig’s grandmother) is a good pick?

    You really have drunk the kool-aid.

    Comment by Timothy Post — September 1, 2008 @ 1:05 am

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