Before he made the ‘lipstick on a pig’ remark about Palin, followed by the ‘stinking fish’ remark directed at John McCain Obama prefaced it with what was supposed to be some sort of ad-lib about “we’re really gonna shake things up in Washington.”
No Quarter reveals that the remark was actually plagiarized in a post, “Plagiarism Alert: Did Obama Steal His Lines from The Washington Post?”
It is looking like Obama’s comments were not off the cuff, but scripted. And, not only were they scripted, but they were stolen without attribution from a Washington Post political cartoon by Tom Toles from September 5. Will the media notice?
I’m going to “cut to the chase” and show you the results of reporter Huston’s painstaking findings. I’ve cropped the cartoon to show the relevant part, and placed Obama’s actual transcript right beside it: