(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) This is an assumption on my part, of course: better for all concerned that you revisited old habits and lifted something from the netroots than the idea that both you and your editor thought that this deserved a wider audience. I mean, as is it reads as half-convenient opportunity for projection (Dowd’s apparently highly upset that Obama couldn’t keep the MA seat in the hands of the Democrats), and half-immediate aftermath of a stroke. Given a choice between believing plagiarism and facing the specter of there being people in the journalism industry who don’t facepalm at the sight of this sort of thing, I’d pick plagiarism every time.
I mean, really: “What are you going to do about it, Hussein? Mirandize me?” Maureen, it’s not our fault that you decided to follow The God That Failed.
PS: By the way, blimps were safe after the Hindenburg. Blimps are non-rigid airships; dirigibles (such as the Hindenburg) are rigid airships. For that matter, the reason why the Hindenburg burned up was because the company couldn’t get any helium (it being considered war material by the USA). Ever hear of Wikipedia?