01/28/2005: Did Congress pass the "Third-Rate Conservative Hack's Full Employment Act"?
That may be the explanation: Third columnist caught with hand in the Bush till
One day after President Bush ordered his Cabinet secretaries to stop hiring commentators to help promote administration initiatives, and one day after the second high-profile conservative pundit was found to be on the federal payroll, a third embarrassing hire has emerged. Salon has confirmed that Michael McManus, a marriage advocate whose syndicated column, "Ethics & Religion," appears in 50 newspapers, was hired as a subcontractor by the Department of Health and Human Services to foster a Bush-approved marriage initiative. McManus championed the plan in his columns without disclosing to readers he was being paid to help it succeed.I've gotta admit taking a certain schadenfreud in seeing how conservative "ethics experts" like Bill Bennett and McManus seem to think that "ethics are for other people".
Len on 01.28.05 @ 01:02 PM CST