R. Justin Shepherd | PART-TIME PUNDIT

A sneeze could do him in
27.May.2008, 10.51 am
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This, from the Washington Post’s Andrés Martinez, in response to a reader’s question on McCain’s health:

The less-familiar Section 4 of the amendment allows the vice president and “a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide” to declare the president unfit. In which case they would thus allow the vice president to take over the office — until and unless the president says, “Hey, guys, I’m okay!” In which case he gets to move back into the Oval Office — until and unless the vice president and his gang go to Congress within four days to insist that the president has to go. In which case Congress then has to sort it all out. Got all that?

So add Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the many reasons why Barack Obama should not pick Hillary Clinton as his running mate. Imagine what would happen the first time he caught a cold.


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The photo is positively wicked.

Comment by Derek

“And your little dog, too!!!”

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