Trouble With The Truth
It is hardly surprising that Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, would approve of Mike Huckabee's new immigration plan. Seven of the nine points in the Huckabee plan were copied, in some cases almost verbatim, from a plan that Krikorian outlined nearly three years ago in the National Review. Rather than hammer out its own policy on the subject, the cash-starved Huckabee campaign simply lifted a ready-made one off the shelf. ...
The Huckabee campaign has copied verbatim at least 10 passages of the Krikorian plan ...
The plagiarism is pretty substantial (and the WaPo article has a link which shows just how extensive the copying is), yet Gov. Huckabee continues to speak of the proposal as his own, even though his web site does admit, sorta-kinda, that the original source for some of his ideas is the Center for Immigration Studies.
This isn't the first instance of Mr. Huckabee's lack of candor. A few weeks ago, when being lambasted for his lack of foreign policy experience, he listed several people who were serving his campaign as foreign policy advisors, two of whom denied that status. Even the conservative press had a field day with that one: both The Weekly Standard and Politico ran pretty harsh stories on the denials.
Mr. Huckabee isn't the only candidate with that kind of problem. Mitt Romney had to do some considerable back-pedaling after it was pointed out that his claim to have seen his father march with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was false, since it never happened.
I guess that Ruth had the right idea when she added "Republican Lying" to our growing list of labels. I have a hunch this one is going to get a workout.
Labels: Republican Lying