Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Senior McCain Foreign Policy Advisor...Wikipedia?

D'oh! From TPM:

The McCain campaign is staying quiet on allegations that the candidate's statement yesterday on Georgia -- designed to bolster the candidate's appearance of expertise on foreign policy -- lifted sections on Georgia's history from Wikipedia.

Taegan Goddard first pointed out the similarities, noting that in some instances it looked like only a few words had been changed. If this is true, it would obviously contradict the idea that McCain knows everything he has to know about foreign policy and the intricacies of different regions.

We e-mailed the McCain campaign for comment yesterday, and they still have not replied.

Late Update: The campaign is denying the allegation, saying that there are only so many ways to state the historical facts and that any similarities between their statement and the Wikipedia entry are purely coincidental.

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