Quote of the day:

Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 04:39 PM

Just this week we learned the promising news that Iraqi forces could control their own security within 12 to 18 months. As the president understands, working in concert with Iraqi leadership will win this war. I stand with the president and fully believe in this mission and our commitment to the men and women of our Armed Forces who are serving in Iraq and all around the globe fighting everyday to preserve our own rights and freedoms.
Dennis Hastert, in a press release following Bush's press conference yesterday.

[Two points: 1. Info about Iraqi troop readiness obviously travels much faster in Hastert's circles than info about the potential harassment of House Pages; 2. It sure is convenient that we "now" know that the Iraqi forces "will be ready" but that this readiness will not occur until well after the election.]