Friday, October 12, 2012

veep (veep).

I love the internetS. 
Like, I love the Lord, I love my family and friends, and I love the internetS. 

But, also-- I hate the internetS, as it's given every moron with a computer or phone a chance to be relevant, or the illusion of relevancy. I'm not sure which is worse. 

In an odd way, the internetS is somewhat comprable to the role of Vice President. The position can make one seem relevant, when in reality they are not. Sure, sure if POTUS goes down or there's a tie to be broken in a Senate vote they immediately become relevant. 

Nine times the Veep has taken over for POTUS after death and 244 tie-breaking votes have been cast since 1789. Meaning, barely two tie-breaking votes happen in a year, but mostly they never happen. And POTUS hasn't died while in office lately. Meaning, the Veep is the easiest job in the world. 

You're powerful, but not really. 
You're important, but don't have to make many hard decisions. 

You're visible, but no one could pick your kids out of a lineup. 
You're busy, but you get plenty of sleep at night. 

I bet the Veep sleeps more than I do and he flies private. 

I digress. 

Last night's train wreck of a debate between Veep Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan was nothing short of SAD. These two guys were up there arguing about foreign policy like two high school kids at Model UN. But, seriously. They giggled and interrupted and belittled one another-- over nothing!

Basically, they were debating over the chance to be in the background of a shit ton of photos and the opportunity to sit next to the Speaker of the House during the State of the Union address. 

All of that to say, no one votes for the bottom of the ticket. 

Be informed, people!

"The most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived." -- John Adams, on the office of the Vice President

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