Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Upright Plagiarist

60 Minutes: There was an issue in 1988 involving plagiarism which I'm sure the Republicans are working on a campaign commercial now about it.

Joe Biden: I'm sure that's probably true.

Asked what he's learned about politics and running for office in those 20 years, Biden said, "I made a mistake. I made a mistake 20, 21, 22 years ago. I was arrogant. I didn't think I had to prepare. I showed up at the debate and I failed to quote somebody. A guy named Neil Kinnock. And I just ask people and everyone else, look at the last 20 years of my career since that allegation occurred."

Joe Biden: But, I think that I have a record that people can go back and examine and decide whether or not I mean what I say. No matter how I say it whether I'm consistent with what I've asserted I care about. That's all I care about. But, you know, there's gonna be a lot, I'm sure a lot of things said about it.