Sunday, June 07, 2009

Palin bin Plagiarizin

Geoffrey Dunn noticed something odd about Sarah Palin's speech last Wednesday, the one where she gushed over Michael Reagan and told him to continue to be bold.  In the linked story Dunn cites eleven instances where Sarah's words, even though they were garbled and chopped and then strung back together in her inimitable fashion, clearly originated from an article written by Newt Gingrich and Craig Shirley some four years ago.

"Screw political correctness," pronounced Sarah.  Indeed.  That must mean, also, too, screw honesty and screw ethics and screw the effort it takes to think your own thoughts and write your own speeches. 

By the way, I'm pretty sure it was Rush Limbaugh (may the universe forgive him) who started the whole "screw being PC" movement at least twenty years ago. Does Sarah have an original thought in her head, I wonder?

I also wonder how the Sarasites feel about their idol's words today, knowing that she ripped them off. C4P had reprinted much of Palin's Reagan-introduction-in-Anchorage and praised it in glowing terms.  I won't hold my breath waiting for them to berate the guv'ner for cheating and stealing.
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