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Palin Gets VP Job Description Wrong Again; Van Susteren Gives Her A Pass

Reported by Ellen - November 1, 2008 -

During another FOX News softball interview with Sarah Palin, Greta Van Susteren asked Palin how she envisions her role as Vice President. Palin wrongly stated, "Well, they've got 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."

Actually, just about the only role for the VP set out by the Constitution is to act as the tie-breaking officer of the Senate.

This is at least the second time Palin has wrongly described the job for which she is campaigning. Earlier in October, she incorrectly stated that the vice president "is in charge of the U.S. Senate."

Van Susteren neither corrected Palin nor noted the mistake later in the program.

UPDATE: Part of the Palin interview was replayed on a special On The Record, November 1. This question and answer were not included.