Photograph, left, of the Cheneys and Bidens by Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP; photograph, right, of Cheney and Biden by David Bohrer/White House

With considerably less fanfare than when the Obamas met the Bushes earlier this week, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden met Vice President Dick Cheney and Lynne Cheney at the vice presidential residence, the Naval Observatory. The AFP reports that during the 50-minute visit, "the couples held a private meeting and the Cheneys gave their guests a tour of the" Naval Observatory residence.

The vice president's spokeswoman said, "It was a good visit. The Cheneys enjoyed giving the Bidens a tour of the residence and wished them well as they make it their home in January," while a spokeswoman for the vice-president elect said the Bidens thanked the Cheneys "for welcoming them into their home and for their gracious hospitality." Of course, Biden has zeroed in on Cheney during the campaign, saying things like he's "the most dangerous vice president we've had" or that "for all those people in government who are honoring their pledge to uphold the law and respect our Constitution...the eight most dreaded words in the English language [are]: 'The vice president's office is on the phone.'"