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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Water Is Wet, the Pope Is Catholic, and Rand Paul Is a Plagiarist

Posted by on Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Well, it's another day on Earth. The sun has risen in the east and will soon set in the west. Fish still swim in the sea. And BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski has found more instances of plagiarism in Rand Paul's latest book:

In this case, Paul copied nearly verbatim a section from an article by Timothy Sandefur of the Pacific Legal Foundation that ran in Regulation, the Cato Institute’s quarterly journal in January 2012. In another instance, Paul copied nearly verbatim a section from an article by Jonathan Adler that ran in the magazine in 2010. Another section copied nearly verbatim a section that ran in Environmental Protection.

A few days ago, I said I thought this scandal was blowing over. And it probably would have, if Paul didn't choose to respond to these charges by, in the words of Rachel Maddow, "melting down." I kind of can't wait to see how he responds to these newest charges, now. At some point, he's probably just going to break into tears.


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fletc3her 1
Looking at the cover of "Government Bullies" it is written by "Senator Rand Paul". How do we get the ethics committee to look into this? He is tarnishing not just his own reputation, but the reputation of our United State's Senate with his plagiarism.
Posted by fletc3her on November 7, 2013 at 2:02 PM · Report this
hopefully he'll still do a lot of damage in the primaries
Posted by GermanSausage on November 7, 2013 at 2:45 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 3
Isn't it pretty much the purpose of think tanks to put their words in the mouths of politicians? He might have to get a pass for that one.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 7, 2013 at 2:52 PM · Report this
ScandalMgr 4
Anyone have time to try the Churnalism website out on any of Paul's works?…
Posted by ScandalMgr on November 7, 2013 at 3:07 PM · Report this

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