Now that we all know what type of man Armstrong Williams is, Maggie Gallagher, admitting to having surreptitiously taken $21,500 to hawk the Bush Administration's marriage policies, asks us what type of woman we take her for. Or, more specifically,
"Did I violate journalistic ethics by not disclosing it?" Gallagher said yesterday. "I don't know. You tell me."
Yes, Maggie. Yes, you did.
Her defense, it seems, is that she, um, forgot.
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.A $21,500 government contract she forgot? Did she lose track of it, amidst all the other payoffs, or does she consider the amount to be forgettable chump change?