Sen. Scott Brown Caught Plagiarizing His Official Bio
Matt | On 17, Oct 2011
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts) has a bio that reads like it was ripped right out of the pages of a novel.
Well, that’s half true. Parts of his official bio were found to be lifted from a 2002 speech given by former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, a Republican from North Carolina.
Brown, clearly not exhibiting the trademark of a GOOD leader, put the blame on his staff for the error. He says they lifted the text from an old speech that Dole posted on her website. So by crediting it as a “staff-level error,” he threw his own people under the bus. We know the staff did it, but as their leader he didn’t seem to demand original work from them. Ain’t that some sh*t?!
The text has since been removed from Brown’s website. But, here is the phrasing in question that came from Dole:
“I was raised to believe that there are no limits to individual achievement and no excuses to justify indifference. From an early age, I was taught that success is measured not in material accumulations, but in service to others. I was encouraged to join causes larger than myself, to pursue positive change through a sense of mission, and to stand up for what I believe.”
Dole’s office called the biographical burglary “an innocent mistake.” They look out for each other well!