If I, or if any of you, were asked to accept a major political party's nomination for vice president, we would think hard about it. And part of that thinking hard would involve thinking back over past vice presidents from John Adams to Richard Cheney: what have they done with the office and what difference have they made?
The result of even the bare minimum of thought paid to the question would be a set of views on which were one's favorite vice presidents. At least, that would be the result for me, and for all of you.
But that was not the result for Sarah Palin.
Wow. Just wow:
COURIC: What previous Vice President impresses you the most and why?
PALIN: Oh my goodness. It would have to be --Vice President--just a candidate, and that would have to have been Geraldine Ferraro, of course. That's an easy one for me because she's--she's the one who first shattered part of that glass ceiling anyway in American politics. So it would be she as a candidate.
COURIC: What about as an actual Vice President if you had to name one?
PALIN: My goodness. I think those who have gone on to the Presidency--George Bush Sr, having --kind of learned the ropes in his position as VP and then moving on up.