Sometimes it sounds like politicians are all using the same language. Sometimes, they actually are.
Boston.com reports that Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., posted a message to Massachusetts students that uses the exact same words delivered in a speech by former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C.
Brown’s staff has since acknowledged that Brown's words were originally Dole’s—after a liberal super PAC called American Bridge 21st Century pointed it out—and chalked the whole thing up to a technical error.
“I was raised to believe that there are no limits to individual achievement and no excuses to justify indifference,” said the message from Brown. “From an early age, I was taught that success is measured not in material accumulations, but in service to others. I was encouraged to join causes larger than myself, to pursue positive change through a sense of mission, and to stand up for what I believe.”
At least he omitted the part that would have said, “I am Mary and John Hanford’s daughter.”