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Monday, May 24, 2010


And why did he plagiarize President Obama?  Really.  This Idaho Republican is running for Congress, and none other than Sarah Palin endorsed him.  The question is why did this REPUBLICAN use President Obama's speech in this rally? 

Did he or his handlers not think people would recognize that speech.  Bigger question.  Why is he using President Obama's words? Was there no Republican he could steal from?  Like, say, Sarah Palin?

Remember Sarah's gorgeous rhetoric?  Here are samples:

Here resignation speech: 

"Together we do stand with gratitude for our troops who protect all of our cherished freedoms, including our freedom of speech which, par for the course, I'm going to exercise."

"And first, some straight talk for some, just some in the media because another right protected for all of us is freedom of the press, and you all have such important jobs reporting facts and informing the electorate, and exerting power to influence. You represent what could and should be a respected honest profession that could and should be the cornerstone of our democracy. Democracy depends on you, and that is why, that's why our troops are willing to die for you. So, how 'bout in honor of the American soldier, ya quite makin' things up."

"Life is too short to compromise time and resources. And though it may be tempting and more comfortable to just kind of keep your head down and plod along and appease those who are demanding, hey, just sit down and shut up, but that's a worthless, easy path. That's a quitters way out."

Heroic!  Homeric!

Or is Ward really a secret admirer of Barack Obama?  This is bizarre.

Republicans:   Still Showing America How Bat-Poop Crazy They Are!

BTW,  This is on his website:  Honor, Respect, Courage, Conviction, and Dedication

HONOR?  Seriously.  Respect?  Courage, Conviction and Dedication.  He forgot to include "USING THE OPPOSITION PARTY'S BIG GUY'S SPEECH TO PROMOTE MY CANDIDACY, HOPING NO ONE WILL FIND OUT."

h/t Wonkette

More on Ward here.


TAO said...

If they speak their own words they end up sounding batshit crazy like Rand Paul or nutty like Sarah Palin...

Leslie Parsley said...

This really is out of the ball park. How absolutely unbelievable - and I bet the MSM didn't print or speak a word of it.

Dave Miller said...

of course not tnlib, because the MSM is all left wing all the time... oops...

dmarks said...

Puts me in mind of the Vice President and British politician Neil Kinnock.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Yes, we knew that dmarks would bring in a "They Did It Too" example so that we would find what Ward did was acceptable.

Ward is a Tea Partier, and that group detests President Obama.

Why would someone with Ward's ideology copy, word for word, his object of detestation's speech?

And why would he do this when recent history shows that Biden had to drop out of the 1988 presidential race when he did not give Kinnock attribution?

Could it be that Ward's Tea Party crowd would have booed him off the stage if he had prefaced his speech with "As President Obama declared in his 2004 speech...?"

It is amusing to note that the TP crowd and Sarah Palin were taken in and thrilled by President Obama's words, though, isn't it?

dmarks said...

Shaw: It actually does not justify it. Or make him any less of a bozo.

Anonymous said...

What a douche.

Infidel753 said...

Plagiarize Sarah Palin? Wouldn't that be kind of like stealing Monopoly money?

It's too bad he didn't rip off enough of Obama's words to start echoing liberal policy proposals without realizing it. We could use a few exploding heads out there.

dmarks said...

He's getting his 15 minutes of fame now. I'd not heard of him before.

And yes, aren't I so witty for just now coining the "15 minutes of fame" words and concept?

BB-Idaho said...

Idaho: famous potatoes
..and weird politicians.

dmarks said...

BB: And of course Sarah Palin was born there too, even though she left when she was just a lil' spud.

BB-Idaho said...

Who is was Vaughn Ward?
Vote is in, make that Who
WAS Vaugh Ward....

Joe "Truth 101" Kelly said...

Huh. Bill Maher used one of my speaks from my curent and former blog when he said something to Larry King about repblicans basing their presidential candidate votes on who's turn it is.

The least the guy could have done is siad as "President Obama says..." It works when quoting Jefferson or Churchill and still gets a warm response.