For far too long, the office of vice president has been off-limits to members of the following demographic groups…
* People with no foreign policy experience
* People who don‚Äôt realize that the vice presidents before them did in fact have foreign policy experience
Well watch out, glass ceiling: Sarah Palin is a member of all three groups! Most notably the last one…
During her interview with ABC News' Charlie Gibson
Thursday, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin attempted to
deflect a question about the fact that she has never met a foreign head
of state by saying that "man" other vice presidential nominees in
history hadn't met a head of state either…
"Have you ever met a foreign head of state?" Gibson asked Palin Thursday.
"I have not," Palin said, "and I think if you back in history and if
you ask that question of many vice presidents, they may have the same
answer that I just gave you."
However Palin, who obtained her first passport two years ago, would
in fact be the first vice president in 32 years who hadn‚Äôt met a
foreign head of state, if she were elected.
That's right, Governor. Even Dan Quayle had done it, (although he needed a Latin translator of course.)
But so what Palin's a little behind the curve on this one? In every
other way, she could fit right in with that old boys club of Al Gore,
Lyndon Johnson and Teddy Roosevelt.
I mean, all those past VPs issued a war threat to Russia in their first national interview, too, right??