David Axelrod, brilliant consultant
I've been a consultant, so I know: The only way to really make money is to sell the same work twice, because selling it the second time is almost pure profit.
Deval Patrick was an Axelrod client; Obama is Deval Patrick 2.0.
So, when Obama repeats Deval Patrick's speeches word for word, that's not really "plagiarism" at all.
It's just that David Axelrod, brilliant consultant, sold two clients the same script.
Good research project there for someone, finding out how many times Axelrod worked the same trick with other clients, and how much of that shows up in Obama's oratory.
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