Mr. Weinberger took it seriously, but I prefer Mr. Paynter’s response:
You people have got to be kidding. Conflict of interest? Disinterest is more like it. Who cares who pays for my blog anyway?
Hmmm, I am begging for a new camera–does that count? As for hosting, through the kindness of friends my weblog hosting was paid for last year, though I did share space with a group of really interesting people (it is true what they say about poets, the poetic at heart, and other strange people).
Currently I’m now covering all my hosting expenses. However, I can be bought; you can buy me for a very reasonable price.
I think perhaps I should put a caveat on the word “bought”.