WASHINGTON D.C.—At this year’s annual VP Gala, a well-known Mavrick from Alaska was named an honorary member of a very exclusive and powerful group—The Vice Presidents Club of America.
Walter Mondale, the group’s founder, had the idea back in 1986 but didn’t form it until the early ‘90s. He sits as head chief over finances and decorations and, during meetings, gets to wear the official hat. George H.W. Bush, Dan Quayle, Al Gore, and Dick Cheney all sit in as permanent members and have voting power over where they go for lunch and who gets to ride “shotgun” (though whenever Cheney yells it, it still causes quite a stir).
After the event, Iron E-News had a chance to meet up with the former VPs as well as Mrs. Palin.
“I get so tired of hearing about that dadgum Internet,” H.W. said wearily. “Internet this and world wide that. We know it’s great, let it go already. It’s as if he thinks he invented it or something. Anyway, I got off track. ‘Stay the course Hdub.’ What were we talking about? Oh, yeah, Mrs. Palin. Well, we all felt that her short time as governor as well as her run for VP were more than sufficient to give her an honorary title. We also just really need someone in the group to go “rogue” every now and then and order Chinese food or something—Luby’s is great and all but, come on, every day?”
“We’re very happy she accepted,” Mondale boasted afterwards. “Everybody feels she’s a perfect fit (and Luby’s is a fine American institution by the way).”
When we asked Mrs. Palin what she thought about the new title as well as how she felt about being the only woman, she replied:
“Am I honored? Yesireebob. Will there be times I might have to go nucular on these guys? You betcha! But don’t worry, if this hockey mom could handle Putin all those times he reared his head in our air space right here in America, I can handle this.”