Another legitimate question: does Palin believe that the vice-presidency belongs to both the executive and the legislative branch, as Cheney did? After the Cheney years, finding out what the potential next veep would do with his extreme beliefs about his office's role is a critical question. But as with all such critical questions, not only will Palin not answer; neither will her spokesmen. Deference is what the people owe her; not questions.

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