Article One of the United States Constitution
Clause 4: Vice President as President of Senate; Voting Power
The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.
First, Republican Vice Presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin said she didn't know what the VP did:
Then, she took the Cheney view of the office:
Now, she tries to miseducate third-graders about the VP role:
Q: Brandon Garcia wants to know, "What does the Vice President do?"
PALIN: That's something that Piper would ask me! ... [T]hey're in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom.