Quotes of the day:

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 03:56 PM

In the past few years, all Americans have faced real challenges, ranging from the war to catastrophic hurricanes. But these challenges do not change, nor should they diminish, the fundamental facts about our economy and our progress in the war on terror. As the election draws closer, take a break from the rhetoric and consider the facts. They clearly demonstrate that the Republican approach is working for America.
David Dreier, Republican congressman from California.

[Any more doubts that the sleazy and/or insane get readily elected and reelected in the United States?]

Conrad [Burns] wouldn't do something crooked, so how in the world this Abramoff slipped in some funny money, I don't know. Conrad would not do something that devious or that crooked. He's a better man than that.
Chuck Hauptman, 84-year old Billings Montana geologist, explaining how he knows that Montana Senator Conrad Burns did nothing wrong in his dealings with Jack Abramoff.

[Any more questions on how the sleazy and/or insane manage to get elected and reelected in the United States?]