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Experience of the Vice Presidents

Fascinating: Law professor Lawrence Lessig dashes through the backgrounds of all the U.S. vice-presidents in history, comparing them to the experience of Sarah Palin.

His conclusion: Palin has significantly less experience than any VP except Chester Alan Arthur and (arguably) Spiro Agnew.

(Agnew was later indicted and resigned from office. Lessig doesn’t mention it, but Arthur became president in 1881 after being vice president for only six months, when James Garfield died.)

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