Plagiarism? Is that all she's got? Leaving aside their (eg Lanny Davis's) pretending they didn't make the accusation when they did (once again, telling a lie about their lying when they're lying), what struck me about the accusation was that it was so lame.
This is the famed Clinton attack machine? Howie Carr, in the Boston Herald, was . . . well, if it's possible to be quoted laughing:
How desperate is Hillary Clinton when she’s accusing Barack Obama of lifting material from Deval Patrick?
First of all, Deval is working for him - you can’t steal something from somebody who’s working for you. Second of all, if Barack ever does get caught lifting material from somebody else who’s not on the team, he can always dust off the ultimate excuse:
It wasn’t plagiarism, it was an homage.
That’s what those wacky Jerry Lewis-loving French film directors always used to say when somebody caught them lifting scenes, shot by shot, from a crappy Grade B Monogram film noir.
Lame, lame, lame. Is that it?