"This comment is all the more puzzling because this is at least the 2nd time she
has said this. Gov Palin needs to re-read or perhaps read for the first time the
Constitution. While the Vice President presides over the Senate, he or she is
not in charge of it. Article 1 says The Vice President of the United States
shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally
"For the record, Couric asked her, among other things, what type of news sources she turns to for information, which Supreme Court decisions she disagreed with, why Alaska's proximity to Russia gave her foreign policy experience, her opinion of the bailout package for Wall Street, and where she thought Vice President Dick Cheney erred. Which one of those questions was designed to trip her up (as opposed to, say, give viewers a better sense of her character and views) is tough to ascertain.