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October 01, 2008

Speech Plagiarism Incident Reveals More About Conservatives Than They'd Like Us to Know: Lawrence Martin

Political columnist Lawrence Martin makes an astute observation about the likely long-term political fallout of speech-gate in today's Globe and Mail:

"The Conservative leader is trying to detach himself from Republican economics of the type that just led to the Wall Street crisis. But here he gets wrapped in the Bush administration's foreign-policy blanket. It makes denial of kinship with one of the worst U.S. presidents in history all the more difficult....

"These Conservatives often try to paint themselves as moderates. When you get caught plagiarizing an Iraq speech from John Howard, even from long ago, it's a hard case to make."

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