Scathing Online Schoolmarm agrees that plagiarism is a very bad thing, but grilling seems to her an overreaction.


OTOH, assuming the nominee survives, SOS has doubts about his capacity for logic (a capacity for logic, like a capacity for independent thought, being a good thing in an education minister). When confronted with his spectacularly large plagiarism portfolio, the nominee said:

“(The theses) contain information that is widely available,” he said. “I don’t think that can be called plagiarism.”

This comment put SOS in mind of the Doonesbury collection titled “But the Pension Fund was Just Sitting There”

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2 Responses to ““Education Minister Nominee Grilled Over Alleged Plagiarism””

  1. Mr Punch Says:

    Grilling over alleged plagiarism is a money-saver in the summer season, but getting it lit isn’t easy.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Mr Punch: LOL.

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