So...the AARP sends out a survey to 2006 Congressional candidates, seeking their views on items that would matter to seniors.
And, apparently, a septet of GOP Congressional wanna-bes will be heading to the principal's office for one simple reason: they all copied, word-for-freaking-word, their replies to the AARP.
More after the jump.....
The "magnificient" seven caught plagiarizing were a who's who of the GOP challenger wishlist for 2006:
1. Max Burns (GA-12)
2. Peter Roskam (IL-06)
3. Andrea Zinga (IL-17)
4. Jeff Lamberti (IA-03)
5. Chuck Blasdel (OH-06)
6. Ralph Norman (SC-05)
7. Van Taylor (TX-17)
The party responses were rather predictable. This, from Ralph Norman's communications director:
"Ralph has his own ideas, but we are lucky to have the NRCC's help during this campaign because it's more evidence that Ralph has what it takes to bring change to South Carolina and Washington"
EDITOR'S NOTE: WTF???
Meanwhile, DCCC press secretary Sarah Feinberg gets a pretty decent shot in:
"Nothing makes it more clear that Republicans stand for 'more of the same' in Washington than these plagiarized surveys."
It becomes pretty bloody obvious that these seven candidates cannot be trusted to protect seniors in America, given their reliance on a party-hack crib sheet to articulate a policy agenda for seniors.