The Mystery of the Republican Plagiarist


Big happenings over at this a.m. It appears that detective Nancy (who is, btw, one of the crew over at NuPac) has reeled in a big ol’ plagiarist. A really big one, with some seemingly impressive bona fides:

My, my, my. Tim Goeglein, director of the White House office of public liaison, is a plagiarist.

Not an accidental or delicate one, either.

Without even breaking a sweat, sleuthy Nancy has discovered that Goeglein, in his regular column for the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel, ham-fistedly lifted portions of a 1998 essay, “What is a College Education?” by Jeffrey Hart, originally published in the Dartmouth Review.

My, my, my, indeed, Nance. This should be very interesting…

h/t to the esteemed Dr. Morris


The News-Sentinel has pulled down Goeglin’s column:

Tim Goeglein, former Fort Wayne resident and now a special assistant to President George Bush, has been accused of plagiarism over a guest column about education that we carried on our editorial page on Thursday. While we look into the matter, we have taken the column down from our Web site. We are also checking out previous guest columns of Mr. Goeglien’s that we published. We will promptly report what we find.

Also, erstwhile Atriot The Kenosha Kid has uncovered a bit more of Goeglin’s “borrowing.” From the WaPo, no less. Damn, it seems the dude doesn’t even try to hide his tracks.

UPDATED again, to add:  Be sure and read all the comments over at Nancy’s.  The story’s definitely got legs, and it’s gettin’ weirder and weirder.

2 Responses


    (Somebody had to say it. 🙂 )


  2. Footnotes, spork, the woman had footnotes, man!

    And was therefore innocent….


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