Funny isn’t it. Within an hour of Melanie Trump’s speech the media had determined that several paragraphs were the same as Mooch’s. It went on and on. This was a wife of a candidate that had created this mortal sin. But wind back not to a wife, but the Presidential candidate who plagiarized. The reaction? Not so much. Were we reminded of it? No. And so it goes.
When the Clinton campaign cried foul, The New York Times reported:
With the next round of voters set to weigh in on the Democratic presidential race, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign on Monday accused Senator Barack Obama of committing plagiarism in a weekend speech. Mr. Obama dismissed the charge as absurd and desperate.
Just Words. Just not Obama’s
Barack Obama’s speech in South Carolina on 11/2/07.
Deval Patrick’s speech in Worcester, MA on 6/3/06.
H/T and more at Zero Hedge