The silly season of American politics hit full stride with Senator Hillary Clinton charging Barack Obama with plagiarism for taking words from a speech made by the governor of Massachusett and the unpardonable sin of using HER ideas in his speeches. Governor Deval Patrick, a supporter of Obama, made a speech defending the power of oratory which is now available on YouTube. A Clinton spokesperson, Howard Wolfson, says this terrible crime on the part of Obama, “raises questions aboout the premise of his candidacy.”
I guess the Clinton group will next take after Shakespeare whose play ideas were continually lifted from previous plays done by other authors. Frankly, the American people really don’t care about such serious concerns. They are slightly more interested in winding down the war in Iraq or obtaining medical care than who said what first or last or whenever.