Well I got just enough of a nap to stay awake through the Veep debate. Oh what fun.
Cheney will do fine in reviews from Republicans and that was all he wanted to do.
Edwards won big with independants and that means everything! I still wanted him to nail Cheney on the obvious lies. Edwards let him get away with way too much stuff that is easily verified as false.
The biggest zinger of the night turned out to be when Dick Cheney said to John Edwards, "I preside over the Senate, Senator,...and tonight is the first time we've ever met."
Very effective! Our household cringed and gave Cheney a big score on that one. It wasn't until after the debate that we found out it was a lie! The debate format was set up in such a way as to make it difficult to rebutt well timed barbs, so I'll just do that right now.
Cheney made a big deal about presiding over the Senate and having never metJohn Edwards. Well, that could have been true, because Cheney only meets with Republicans, and, actually, has a surrogate preside over the Senate almost all the time. The only time Cheney shows up is for photo Ops and tie breakers.
SouthKnoxBubba wonders if it is even possible to meet with Cheney, because he is always hidden in his "Secret and undisclosed location"?
Now for the big Gotcha:
In fact, Dick Cheney has met John Edwards several times and just plain doesn't remember it. Sat next to him for over two hours eating pancakes on at least one occaission...And this is the guy who is running our country?
(Yeah, I know George is supposed to be in charge but get real, eh?)
There's a photo of them together. There's a lot more but you get the picture. Just to drive it in all the way, Here is are the Cheney's own words, as he opened the National Prayer Breakfast that the joint houses of Congress have each year:
"Congressman Wamp, Senator Edwards, friends from across America, and distinguished visitors to our country from all over the world: Lynne and I are honored to be with you all this morning."
Those who've served time in Tennessee recently will recognize Congressman Zach Wamp's name. We can call Zach a as witness to the fact that John Edwards and Dick Cheney sat together for two hours.
Watch for a spin out on a FOX news channel near you.