Cheney Shows Biden Around VP Mansion
ARI SHAPIRO, host:
Last month, Senator Joe Biden had this to say about the current vice president.
Vice President-Elect JOE BIDEN (Democrat, Delaware): Vice President Cheney has been the most dangerous vice president we've had probably in American history. He has the idea he doesn't realize that Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the United States. That's the executive. He works in the executive branch. He should understand that. Everyone should understand that.
SHAPIRO: That was Joe Biden at the vice presidential debate in St. Louis.
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
And that statement might have made yesterday's meeting between the current and future vice presidents a little awkward. But around five o'clock in the afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Cheney greeted Senator Biden and his wife, Jill, at the vice presidential mansion with smiles for a photo-op before a tour of the residence here in Washington.
SHAPIRO: And you can add this to the list of awkward encounters. President-elect Barack Obama plans to meet Senator John McCain on Monday. They're going to discuss ways to work together. They're also bringing backup. Obama's transition spokeperson says they'll be joined by McCain's close friend, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Obama's new White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will also be there.
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