Does anyone at CNN actually know the Constitution?
On a page touting possible VP candidates to run with John Kerry, CNN has this little jewel:
Bill Clinton - Few vice-presidential possibilities boast the accomplished resume — or political baggage — of former President Bill Clinton. Clinton studied at Georgetown, Yale and Oxford (as a Rhodes scholar) before returning to his home state of Arkansas. He taught at the University of Arkansas’ law school for three years before, at 30, being elected the state’s attorney general. Clinton later served six terms as Arkansas’ governor (he won in 1978, lost a 1980 race, then was re-elected two years later), before defeating incumbent George H.W. Bush to become U.S. president, starting in January 1993. While federal law prohibits a person from seeking a third presidential term, the Constitution does not specify whether or not a former commander in chief can become vice president. source
Perhaps someone ought to inform CNN that the Consitution DOES forbid Bill Clinton from being elected as VP:
Amendment XII - The electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President …. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States. source
Amendment XXII - Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice… source
Under the 22nd Amendment, Clinton is ineligible to be elected, since he’s been elected twice. And since he’s ineligible under the Constitution to be elected President, according to the 12th Amendment, he’s not eligible for VP, either.
Is it just me, or should CNN know better? More ignorance from the world of leftist media. Apparently facts and laws have no bearing or influence in their world.
And the worst part is there are probably millions of Americans too stupid to know anything other than what CNN spoonfeeds them….