I swear that I have never taken money -- either directly or indirectly -- from any political campaign or government agency -- whether federal, state, or local -- in exchange for any service performed in my job as a
journalist(or commentator, or blogger, or whatever you think I should be called).
Shorter: We are not now, nor have we ever been, Bush's ho.
There. That wasn't so bad now, was it? [Oath edited to sound gooder]