Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cooking Sheriff Clarke

(No, not that one.)
Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who this week announced he will be joining Donald Trump's administration as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, plagiarized sections of his 2013 master's thesis on US security, a CNN KFile review has found.
Note that Clarke doesn't flatly deny it, but says, instead, that it wasn't plagiarism.

I knew of a lawyer, a long time back, who was about four years out of school when somebody read that person's writing project and said "what the fuck?" They gave the lawyer an F on the writing project, which meant that that person's degree was yanked. That, in turn, let to revoking their law license.

But if you're a politician, you can get away with that shit. Up to a point.

4 comments:

Thomas Ten Bears said...

We have only "Sheriff Clarke"'s word that he is joining DHS. I have seen no confirmation from the Drumpf ucks. This could really bite him on the ass.

FrankC said...

You can't plagiarize your own work.
Looks like CNN don't know the difference between "plagiarized" and "reprized".

bmq215 said...

FrankC, did you actually read the article before commenting? Because if you did you would have read that the plagiarized sources include the ACLU, WaPo, GW Bush, and others. Last time I checked that didn't count as his "own work" so, unless I'm missing something, I think you might've jumped to some pretty erroneous conclusions in your race to defend him...

CenterPuke88 said...

bmq215, don't forget that the standards for the institution required attribution in the paper, not via footnotes.