From Drudge today:
“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,” Cheney told Edwards during the debate.
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.
Edwards didn’t forget their prayer-breakfast meeting. The Democratic vice presidential candidate noted the discrepancy at a post-debate rally in a Cleveland park, calling it an example of Cheney “still not being straight with the American people.”
“The vice president said that the first time I met Senator Edwards was tonight when we walked on the stage. I guess he forgot the time we sat next to each other for a couple hours about three years ago. I guess he forgot the time we met at the swearing in of another senator. So, my wife Elizabeth reminded him on the stage,” Edwards said as the crowd roared."
Edwards forgot the meetings. His wife reminded him. If the meetings were memorable, you would think that Edwards (junior Senator) would be far more likely to remember meeting a sitting Vice President than vis versa. You can forgive the V.P. for forgetting about meeting a junior Senator of limited importance.
Anyway, the prelude about Cheney coming to the Senate every Tuesday and not meeting Edwards there is the salient point anyway.
An absolutely devastating comment.
It’s made even more pertinent and devastating for Edwards when you realize just how little experience he has. He was trying to convince voters that he’s ready to be President if an emergency presents itself.
Cheney’s experience and practical knowledge is a bona fide treasure to this administration.
The Democrats know it full well. That’s why they are constantly trying to belittle him.
You saw last night what happens when you send a boy to do a man’s job.