If a third-grader asks you what a President of the United States is, you might answer by saying, simplistically, that the President “runs the country”. You might even use that description if you’re a columnist writing in the New York Times: “So what if she is preposterously unprepared to run the country in the midst of its greatest economic crisis in 70 years?”

But if you are Sarah Palin, and if you are actually speaking to third graders, and if you say that the president of the United States Senate is “in charge of the United States Senate”, then prepare for scorn and mockery from George F. Will. Today, Will concludes that Palin has “confusion about the office for which she is auditioning.” Here are Palin’s perfectly appropriate remarks that Mr. Will pompously derided today:

In 2006, George Will urged Obama to run for President, so what should we expect from Mr. Will but mindless insults for the current Republican nominees? One thing is for sure: Palin knows a lot more about the vice-presidency than Joe Biden does.

Of course, Mr. Will also includes in his column today his usual defense of unlimited and unregulated campaign contributions: “One excellent result of this election cycle is that public financing of presidential campaigns now seems sillier than ever.” Never mind that Obama has broken his word, has skewed the entire presidential race, and has likely raked in tens of millions of dollars in dirty money:

Does George Will even care if folks like Gaddafi are trying to finance Obama’s campaign? I just hope Americans have enough good sense to vote next week unlike George Will will.

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