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What the hell was he thinking?

It now seems abundantly clear that Cheney and Edwards had met on several occasions prior to last night's debate, notwithstanding Cheney's statement to the contrary. Although I found his assertion last night unlikely, I accepted it anyway, for two reasons: one, Edwards didn't contradict him, and two, such a statement is easily fact-checked these days, even by amateur bloggers.

This kind of thing drives me nuts! Edwards' record in the senate is abysmal by any measure; there was no need to resort to that kind of hyperbole. Now, however, the spotlight will effectively be shifted from Edwards' record to "Cheney's lie." It was completely unnecessary, since I believe Cheney handled Edwards effectively during the debate. Once again, my party shows an uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Nice going, Dick.