Payola: the sin is getting caught
McClellan said he knew of no other contract in the administration like the one Williams had. He also hinted that Williams shared the blame.
"There are also questions about whether or not this commentator should have been disclosing the information publicly," McClellan said.
First question to ask when you hear a pundit/commentator speaking approvingly of nonsensical adminstration policies: "how much is he/she getting paid to say that?"
At least we're finally starting to get the context to make sense out of the editorial positions of many of our leading newspapers.