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Monday, February 18, 2008

Just words, or not. . .

. . .it strikes me that Hillary has done a smart thing by bringing up the matter of Obama's supposed plagiarism. After all, Obama's key draw is that he is an inspirational orator. If Clinton can do something to poke even the tiniest of holes in that narrative, it seems to me that she's helping herself.

Of course, the Clinton campaign is being a little too breathless with its rhetoric by using the term "plagiarism". But, it's not so much an overreach as to be a "wild exaggeration" that risks creating any kind of backlash. And, anything that changes the discussion from "orator of historic significance" to "crib-sheet-using pretender" is bound to work in her favor.

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