Rand Paul plagiarizes entire Wikipedia page for ‘Gattaca’ in stump speech for Ken Cuccinelli
So, this week, Rand Paul did some stumping for Ken “Let’s ban all the blow jobs” Cuccinelli at Jerry Fallwell’s Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Naturally, he told a whimsical tale about how what we pro-choicers really want is some kind of bleak dystopian future full of Nazi-style eugenics. Obviously.
Give me a moment while I adjust my Malthusian belt.
Anyway, in order to illustrate this point, he spoke about the 1997 film “Gattaca,” which probably no one you know has ever seen, because it bombed really hard. It doesn’t seem like Rand Paul has either, because he spent the entirety of his speech directly plagiarizing the Wikipedia page for the movie. Rachel Maddow caught the gaffe and reported it on her show Monday night on MSNBC:
Do I think this is going to be any kind of big deal for Paul, the way it has been for other politicians in the past? Not so much. I can’t quite see “plagiarism” as being a thing Rand Paul supporters are going to care too much about. Hell, I can’t see them being able to spell “plagiarism” in the first place. At this point, the only sin a conservative as hardcore as Rand Paul can commit in the eyes of that rabid constituency is appearing to be even somewhat sane and reasonable.
However, this does not take away from the fact that this is goddamned hilarious.