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Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Ripoff Syndrome

I've been following a little the stories about Obama's lifting of words from different candidates. Certainly, he's used quite a few from John Edwards, but that's easy to explain: Axelrod was on Edwards' campaign in 2004 and no doubt had some influence in crafting his message back then.

Clinton has also been using JRE's words of late. In her speech in Youngstown this week, she talked about "a fighter and a champion for those who need a voice." She also talked about green collar jobs, a term first used by JRE as well and talked about using oil profits to be taxed and put back into creating green jobs. Guess who came up with that idea first?

I dunno. I'm not for plagarism, but I'm not certain that Obama is the worst offender of it either.

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