Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Words, Words, Words, or Do Barack Obama & Vanilla Ice Have More In Common Than You Think?

Now I'm not too interested in playing into the whole plagiarism meme that's been running around the blogosphere lately about Barack Obama but this clip was funny enough and pretty interesting:

The Raw Story has it:

Patrick was the source of Obama's allegedly lifted words, and he laughed off the accusation of plagiarism, calling it "elaborate" and "extravagant."

"I think it's a sad comment on the state of the race and the state of our politics that the Clinton campaign is taking this particular tack," he told Diane Sawyer.

The Democratic governor also said it was not necessary for Obama to credit Patrick for drawing from his words.

"It's not like he's writing a law review article or a book or something like that," he argued.

I mean, obviously the words aren't his. The question is whether it was wrong not to attribute the words to him. I think Governor Patrick covers it here:

H/t Hot Air for the Vanilla Ice video

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