I cought most of the VP debate last night. It was hard to find the time to cook (i made 4 – yes 4 – quiches and a huge batch of carrot soup), watch “Making the Cut” with my hubby, and watch the re-airing of Desperate Housewives (i was kicking myself for having missed the first episode), and watch the debate. Thank goodness for time shifting.
Anyway, something that did catch me as a powerful statement was when Cheney said, “Now, in my capacity as vice president, I am the president of Senate, the presiding officer. I’m up in the Senate most Tuesdays when they’re in session. The first time I ever met you was when you walked on the stage tonight.”
I thought, that’s weird. How could they never have met??
And, after a little investigation, I discovered that they had met, several times.
On Feb. 1, 2001, the vice president thanked Edwards by name at a Senate prayer breakfast and sat beside him during the event.
On April 8, 2001, Cheney and Edwards shook hands when they met off-camera during a taping of NBC’s Meet the Press, moderator Tim Russert said Wednesday on Today.
On Jan. 8, 2003, the two met when the first-term North Carolina senator accompanied Elizabeth Dole to her swearing-in by Cheney as a North Carolina senator, Edwards aides also said.