“When I first became a columnist and author a pastor named Dan Phillips met with me and asked ‘Mike, if you keep doing this for years, how will you stick to your conservative principles instead of just doing it for the money?’
“I answered by telling Dan that I would place a cap on the amount of money I make on speeches. Since then, I’ve kept my promise. I haven’t raised the maximum amount I will accept. I’ve also talked people down when they offered me more money. I don’t ever want this to be about the money.
“And, today, I’m taking another step in the direction of maintaining my integrity as a commentator – one I hope Ann Coulter will consider copying.
“Today, I am giving away any future payments (not jut sales bonuses) but all future royalties for my new book Feminists Say the Darnedest Things to my favorite charity, the Hope 127 Project, based in Kenya, Africa.
“As long as I live, I’ll never draw another penny from Penguin for sales of this book.”