Cheney awkwardly stands before Congress as Pelosi interrupts his speech to applaud Obama’s victory.

Today, Vice President Cheney stood before Congress and read the official results of the 2008 presidential election. After reading the electoral totals, he declared that they “shall be entered, together with a list of the votes, in the journals of the Senate and the House of Representatives.” Just as he was about to move on to other business, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — who was sitting next to him at the podium — jumped up from her seat and began applauding, much to the surprise of Cheney. Within seconds, the rest of the chamber was loudly cheering, with Cheney left looking slightly uncomfortable. Watch it (Pelosi comes in around 3:00):

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