Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Joe the Teabagger Can't Even Endorse Palin on FAUX News - "She's Constitutionally Qualified"

Uh, Joe?

"We know what qualified means, don't we?

"We have a constitutional requirement for somebody who's going to run for president.

"Of course she's qualified."

WTF? That may even be a bigger diss than the last one. He's saying that Sarah Palin is equally as qualified as about 165 million other Americans.

No more, no less:

Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution sets the principal qualifications one must meet to be eligible to the office of president. A president must:

A person who meets the above qualifications is still disqualified from holding the office of president under any of the following conditions:

  • Under the Twenty-second Amendment, no eligible person can be elected president more than twice. The Twenty-second Amendment also specifies that if any eligible person who serves as president or acting president for more than two years of a term for which some other eligible person was elected president, the former can only be elected president once. Scholars disagree whether anyone no longer eligible to be elected president could be elected vice president, pursuant to the qualifications set out under the Twelfth Amendment.
  • Under Article I, Section 3, Clause 7, upon conviction in impeachment cases the Senate has the option of disqualifying convicted individuals from holding other federal offices, including the Presidency.
  • Under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Constitution prohibits an otherwise eligible person from becoming president if that person swore an oath to support the Constitution, and later rebelled against the United States. However, the Congress, by a two-thirds vote of each house, can remove the disqualification.


AKjah said...

Joe the teabaggin dipstick cant stand up for the queen. I bet Toad is pissed as now he cant finger anything out.

Anonymous said...

The better question for the Faux News bimbo to ask Joe is "Does she have what it takes to be president?"

Hell, I'm "qualified" to be president, but I have the common sense to recognize that I don't have what it takes. Too bad the quitter doesn't have the same sense.

igettit2 said...

1) I'm starting to have the feeling that Joe feels kind of confident that he doesn't need Sarah any more. Makes me wonder who he's been talking to, and what they've promised to make him feel this way.

2) Talking Points Memo has pointed out that the "constitutional qualification" phrase is a birther dogwhistle.

So... if Joe doesn't win the Senate seat, does he already have support lined up for some future run?

clark said...

guess i have to begrudgingly give miller [or his advisors] a little credit, for realizing CW is toxic.

Philip Munger said...


He knows endorsing her can't help him in Alaska until after the election is over.

He wants her money bombs, facebook friends and a whole lot of STFU in Alaska until November 3rd.

Anonymous said...

Sarah, your lapdog is dissing you! You're his all-powerful master and he's being downright rude to your Highness. Why the impertinence! Why the maverickiness!

Sarah, you can't let these slights to your perceived abilities go unchallenged. Set your Hounds of Hell loose on his unappreciative ass!

Anonymous said...

We ought to amend the constitutional requirements to ensure that one of the qualifications is being capable of comprehending simple realities.

Without that, we may continue to see evidently wholly incompetent people still promoting themselves as being both capable and qualified.

Of course, if we did that, approximately 25% of the populace wouldn't have any idea who to vote for.