Or until the next debate:

Hillary Clinton and John Edwards met privately backstage following a very contentious Democratic presidential debate in this coastal city, sources with both campaigns confirm to CNN.

The meeting took place in the Edwards campaign green room.

One of the sources said the meeting happened by chance and the conversation consisted of light chatter. The source added that Clinton did jokingly take a jab at Edwards about his beating up on her during the debate. In fact, the real fireworks were between Clinton and Barack Obama.

An Edwards source noted that it was not surprising the two senators met backstage.

"That happens back there," said the source, who said it has happened "more often" with Obama. "It's tight quarters – we're all on top of each other."

I've heard/read a bit of chatter recently about the whole Democratic ticket coming from the top three, but I find that highly unlikely, unless Edwards gets the nomination. If Hils gets it, I'd put money on her choosing Bayh as a running mate. If Obama gets it, I'm less sure about whom he'd choose, but I can say with some confidence it wouldn't be either of the two people with whom he shared a stage last night.

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