Now readers want to know what I make. Well, good luck finding out. I will tell you that I am essentially on half-pay from NRO (imagine the sound of a saltine cracker being snapped in two) until the G-File is back and I start writing for the mag again (remember I’m on quasi leave to write the Neverending Story, er, my book). Also, I’ve always been a glorified consultant to NRO. I carry my own freight on health care and I make extra money taking care of Derb’s rain gutters on weekend (generous Wall Street tycoon that he is).
I’m not really complaining (much). The suits at NR have actually been quite kind to me over the years, despite my ribbing. But, again, if you think people work at NR for the money, it’s time to get off the pipe. And, even if we were the best-compensated journalists in America, making Vanity Fair wages or some such, I would still say Kathryn is grossly underpaid.