Last night, during the Vice Presidential debate, Dick Cheney claimed that he had never met John Edwards. Apparently, Cheney can't remember what he had for breakfast, because Cheney not only met Edwards at a prayer breakfast, he actually sat next to him and introduced him. According to a transcript of the breakfast speech, "Congressman Watts, Sen. 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," Cheney said. Dick also forgot about two other documented occasions he met Edwards. It was clear that this was not a simple slip up gaffe by the VP. This was a clearly scripted point that Cheney was trying to put accros. Either Cheney forgot that he had met Edwards on numerous occasions or flat out lied. I am not sure which one is worse for a person with enormous power.
AP wire, October 6th, 2004 -
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.