It's like looking into a crazy, crazy mirror.
It looks like the shoe is on the other foot now. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), still wobbly from his own gymnastic attempts to not understand what plagiarism is, has himself been enswippened from
But now it appears that Mr. Paul has also been the possible victim of literary larceny himself; he has apparently had his own material lifted without credit.
The campaign website of a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in North Carolina, Greg Brannon, who Mr. Paul supports, includes descriptions of various policy positions that match those of Mr. Paul’s 2010 campaign website word for word.
And word for word
here means word for word, and paragraph for paragraph. I can see why Sen. Dr. Rand Paul supports this would-be Sen. Dr. Greg Brannon fellow!
New theory: All tea party Republicans share a single hive mind. This would explain why they so frequently seem to sound identical to all the others, this new rash of writing things identical to the others, and why one of them will often say or do unaccountably ridiculous things while another one of them, somewhere, is attempting to chew gum or put on pants. I didn't say it was a brilliant hive mind: There's only enough juice there for one of them to function at a time.
The capper here, of course, will be if someone finds out that some of the text Greg Brannon stole from Rand Paul was itself stolen. Given the way things have been going for Mr. Paul, that could happen.