Quote of the Day

Dennis Hastert on why it's all about him.

Published October 3, 2006 11:00PM (EDT)

House Speaker Dennis Hastert tells Rush Limbaugh how he's making America safe from child sex predators, Democrats and other assorted evildoers: "We're trying to build better protections for these page programs. But, you know, this is a political issue in itself, too, and what we've tried to do as the Republican Party is make a better economy, protect this country against terrorism -- and we've worked at it ever since 9/11, worked with the president on it -- and there are some people that try to tear us down. We are the insulation to protect this country, and if they get to me it looks like they could affect our election as well."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

MORE FROM Tim Grieve

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

2006 Elections Roy Ashburn War Room