Friday, January 28, 2005

Columnistgate Strikes Again

Add another columnist to the list of those taking money from the government. According to this story, Michael McManus received $10,000 from HHS for something. This isn't a whole lotta money in the grand scheme, but the government shouldn't be handing out money to columnists, and the columnists are under a duty to disclose these payments.

Just for a second imagine the furor the right would bring down if Sid Blumenthal had been receiving money from the Clinton Administration. One would hope that this would end now that Bush has told his people to stop it, but only time will tell.