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Why would the Clinton campaign raise the issue of plagiarism (if copying a friend’s stylistic flourish can rightly be called that) when it surely invites both heightened scrutiny over everything the senator has said or written recently, plus renewed attention to the controversy surrounding the authorship of It Takes a Village? Not only will this create a needless new set of distractions for the campaign as reporters and bloggers dredge up examples of boilerplate she used that others have in the past — “I’m in the results business” is her creation? — but it was monumentally ill-timed to boot. Now researchers have a few weeks before Texas and Ohio to look into this. Should have been sprung the day before. Very poor form, very poor.


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