Montana Democrat Senator John Walsh is in heap big trouble now. It appears that he plagiarized at least a quarter of his Master's thesis:
The New York Times' Jonathan Martin reports that much of Walsh's final paper for his master's degree from the United States Army War College was lifted wholesale from other sources, including each and every one of his conclusions.
The War College takes a dim view of academic dishonesty, and they're taking a second look at the honorable Senator's work.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Army War College has opened an inquiry into accusations that Senator John Walsh, a Montana Democrat now facing a tough election challenge, plagiarized parts of a research paper tied to a master’s degree he earned from the school.
The college's announcement on Thursday that it had launched an investigation came a day after the New York Times reported Walsh may have lifted at least a quarter of his master's thesis, citing an examination of the 14-page paper he submitted to obtain his degree in 2007.
Well, let's not be too hasty, here; these sorts of theings are never a Democratic's fault, after all. It has to be a simple mistake, or a misunderstanding - Democratics would never deliberately lie or cheat, after all.
A campaign statement said Walsh "acknowledges the citations were not all done correctly but that it was an unintentional mistake."
Well, see? There ya go.
Walsh hasn't been a Senator for very long; he was appointed to the slot after Max Baucus retired rather than face the heat over his role in Obamacare and other fiascos. So Walsh is running for his first full term, and it doesn't seem to be going very well for him. Really, who'd ever expect The New York Times to come out with something like this before a Democratic is safely in office? That has to sting.
He's practically handed the seat to his Republican challenger, doubtless to the considerable dismay of Hairy Reed.