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Walsh should drop
out of Senate race

Missoulian [Missoula, MT], by Editorial

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/4/2014 1:11:06 PM

Plagiarism is a big deal. It is an act of deception that has serious consequences - not the least of these being a loss of trust. U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., says he did not intentionally plagiarize the research paper he submitted to Army War College in 2007. The paper, which is a requirement for a master’s degree, was thoroughly analyzed by the New York Times and posted online as well for readers to draw their own conclusions. The Times’s analysis - and conclusion - pointed out that Walsh’s paper did not just incorrectly attribute a few statements. It lifted entire passages

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/4/2014 1:18:20 PM     (No. 9952885)

He is a dem, thus a scandal is a resume enhancement.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steph_gray, 8/4/2014 1:20:54 PM     (No. 9952888)

I find the fact that the hometown paper is saying this encouraging, and don´t automatically assume there is no hope. Montana is not Massachusetts.

So tired of the gloomdoom.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 8/4/2014 1:26:57 PM     (No. 9952899)

So . . . what´s the big deal? Plagiarism is just one of the badges of courage for your local Democrat. . . fibbing about your Indian heritage, telling outright lies, spending way more that you (other people) have, drunk driving over bridges in Mass. . . . it goes on and on! It really works good if the press stays in it´s lapdog mode.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: xcenturion, 8/4/2014 1:33:26 PM     (No. 9952908)

Since when are integrity and honestly a prerequisite to become a politician?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 8/4/2014 1:36:55 PM     (No. 9952918)

How can he say he did not intentionally plagiarize material when a review of the paper shows entire passages were lifted from the source? That just makes the hole he is in a lot deeper. Time to pack it in Walsh.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/4/2014 1:39:41 PM     (No. 9952920)

That will make him a great candidate for VP !
Just ask Joe Biden. s/

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 8/4/2014 3:16:55 PM     (No. 9953048)

Actually I hope he hangs in there and the Montana voters wise up!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pete Stone, 8/4/2014 5:32:23 PM     (No. 9953213)

Integrity may not be a prerequisite for being a Senator, but it definitely is for being an American military officer. There´s something called an Honor Code there.
If the War College´s academic review board finds him guilty, revocation of his master´s degree is only the beginning of his problems. I´m not sure how far the penalties would go for a disgraced officer guilty of an Honor Code violation -- probably more serious than a Letter of Reprimand and less serious than loss of his commission and military retirement. Reduction in grade would be a possibility.

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