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October 11, 2012

Are vice presidents relevant?


“The second office of this government is honorable & easy, the first is but a splendid misery.”

–Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry, 1797.


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  1. You hear about VPs during elections, and then they just disappear. Not sure what the point is of parading them around now when they’ll just be invisible later.