Memory problems

Three conservative columnists have now confessed to being paid by Bush to promote his programs. However, what I found most incredible:

HHS had paid syndicated columnist and marriage advocate Maggie Gallagher $21,000 to write brochures and essays and to brief government employees on the president’s marriage initiative. Gallagher later wrote in her column that she would have revealed the $21,000 payment to readers had she recalled receiving it.

Hereís the direct quote from her column:

But the real truth is that it never occurred to me. On reflection, I think Howard is right. I should have disclosed a government contract when I later wrote about the Bush marriage initiative. I would have, if I had remembered it. My apologies to my readers.

To get paid $21,000 for a job, and a couple years later forget that it happened…I hope someday I’m earning enough for that to happen.

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