More 'borrowing' by the Obama campaign

Thomas Lifson
For a campaign ostensibly offering a fresh and new voice, the Obama bunch certainly does a lot of borrowing of others' intellectual property. Recycling phrases from the speeches of Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick might be explained away by the fact that both men were clients of David Axelrod, though it makes it no less a matter of AWOL originality.  

Choosing Joe Biden, who notoriously plagiarized the words (and life experience) of British Labour politician Neil Kinnock, and who has admitted law school plagiarism but claimed it was not "malevolent," certainly did nothing to burnish the image of a new and fresh voice.

Now, it turns out that the famous campaign logo 
 
Obama campaign logo

carries with it a certain resemblance to the logo of a regional hospital operator in the Southeast United States -- a region in which the expression "putting lipstick on a pig" is believed to be quite popular..

Wellmont logo

Perhaps the campaign needs to start stressing its tendency to recycle ideas, images, and (if they are really going to be honest) failed liberal policies.

For a campaign ostensibly offering a fresh and new voice, the Obama bunch certainly does a lot of borrowing of others' intellectual property. Recycling phrases from the speeches of Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick might be explained away by the fact that both men were clients of David Axelrod, though it makes it no less a matter of AWOL originality.  

Choosing Joe Biden, who notoriously plagiarized the words (and life experience) of British Labour politician Neil Kinnock, and who has admitted law school plagiarism but claimed it was not "malevolent," certainly did nothing to burnish the image of a new and fresh voice.

Now, it turns out that the famous campaign logo 
 
Obama campaign logo

carries with it a certain resemblance to the logo of a regional hospital operator in the Southeast United States -- a region in which the expression "putting lipstick on a pig" is believed to be quite popular..

Wellmont logo

Perhaps the campaign needs to start stressing its tendency to recycle ideas, images, and (if they are really going to be honest) failed liberal policies.