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If you've been following the saga of Special Assistant to the President Timothy Goeglein today (also here and here), you probably know by now that the editorial team at his hometown newspaper has fired him as a columnist for plagiarism.

Wow. I have undergraduates try that all the time -- and I catch them when they do it.

In fact, I now require all undergraduates to submit their papers in electronic format through a plagiarism-detection website.

And, you know what? A few of them still try to get away with it every year. Sigh.

Anyway, why would Goeglein think he could get away with that?

And, better yet, why do newspapers not have a service like I do that will catch their writers when they plagiarize?

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Submitted by lambert on

Awful stuff. Really bad writing. Not worth stealing. What was he thinking?

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by vastleft on

... could be involved with the Faith-Based and Community Initiative. You'd almost think there was no reason to assume moral or ethical superiority among people doing God's work. Not really, of course, but almost maybe.

And it's quite a letdown after 7 years of such exemplary governance:

[Dana Perino] said Goeglein had accepted responsibility and "has apologized for not upholding the standards expected by the president."

I guess there's one rotten apple in every barrel. Live and learn....

Submitted by lambert on

I mean, you'd think the whole Christianity thing was some sort of protective coloration.

I mean, if weasels did protective coloration. I'm not sure they do.

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by bringiton on

“has apologized for not upholding the standards expected by the president.”

And those standards would be what? Oh yes,

- Don't. Get. Caught.

You can do any kind of crooked stinking criminality you want, just don't get caught because then, like poor Scooter, you'll have to resign. Not go to jail, mind you; just resign.