In the newest episode of “I’m a big old idiot who still plagiarizes even after a very public, national shaming,” Rand Paul has apparently plagiarized his NSA lawsuit against President Obama, because derp.
Senator Paul has been caught plagiarizing again, with his hands in the cookie jar of another person’s words all the way up to his elbows. Apparently the lawsuit Paul filed today over the NSA’s sweeping collection of private data, a journalist extraordinaire over at The Washington Post, Dana Milbank, took a look at the wording of the filed papers and compared them to the work of an attorney who had been let go, Bruce Fein, a Washington, DC lawyer. Taking into account a few wording changes, they are the same.
Here’s an example:
Ken Cuccinelli’s version (another DC attorney hired to replace Fein) said, “Since the MATP was publicly disclosed, public opinion polls showed widespread opposition to the dragnet collection, storage, retention, and search of telephone metadata collected on every domestic or international phone call made or received by citizens or permanent resident aliens in the United States.”
So pass the popcorn and settle in. Be sure to check back with AATTP for the very latest to witness the “Dance of Denial, “of which Paul is King, over his latest attack of plagiarism.
h/t: Crooks and Liars