So much for the night's very palpable hit…


Cheney and Edwards have actually met at least three times. A vice-presidential memory skip or a calculated fib? Can anybody tell the difference anymore? Here's how Edwards is playing it:

"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.

According to Edwards' staff, Cheney replied, "Oh, yeah."

C'mon, Cheney! If ever there was a moment for "Go fuck yourself," this was it.