Melania Trump’s Speech
Of course, parts of it were lifted. But so what? The only surprise is that the speechwriters hired to come up with Ms. Trump’s speech were so maladroit as to craft ,without resort to paraphrasing, the word/work product of Michelle’s speech writers. Could we get a bit real about how these speeches come about?
Plagiarism is a term usually reserved to researches or literary authors who pass off scientific discoveries or writings of others as their own. It really has no relevance to political pap which becomes public domain upon utterance.
Even if Melania had purloined passages from the Declaration of Independence, she should be forgiven given her choice of that breathtaking dress. Can you imagine the spouses of Bill Clinton or Bernie Sanders trying to flay around in it?