One strawberry, two strawberry, three

Franger brings a Salon discovery to our attention:

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 may be back in syndication before too long if this keeps up. There won’t be anyone left! Has anyone considered the possibility that the Dear Leader is actually a Democratic plant? I mean, he governs like the love-child of FDR and Woodrow Wilson and his administration is proving to be more effective in marginalizing the conservative media than Bill Clinton’s.