I Know You Are, But What Am I?

The charge that Obama borrowing lines from a speech by a friend of his who’s endorsed him and told him to use the lines constitutes plagiarism is, of course, really stupid. But what’s more stupid is that the person whose campaign is making the charge hired ghostwriters to write both of her published works, whereas the person being attacked wrote both of his books himself. Somehow, I think controversies over authorship work in his favor.

2 thoughts on “I Know You Are, But What Am I?

  1. In that case, Obama has just gained points in my book. Even though I have to acknowledge the necessity of team work, ghost work, and other forms of lifted credit in Washington, I certainly think that the leaders of these efforts are way too fake. (When you can even call them leaders.) It’s sad that the basic genuineness of writing your own books now passes for political sainthood. But so it goes.
    McCain, for his part, is in between. His book was also ghost-written, but at least he made his minion a co-author.

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