Rand Paul makes plagiarism joke in debut column for Breitbart

"(Note to self: Don't forget to footnote this)"

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Rand Paul makes plagiarism joke in debut column for BreitbartRand Paul (Credit: AP/Charlie Neibergall)

After being on the receiving end of a raft of criticism for rampant plagiarism, Sen. Rand Paul is poking a little bit of fun at himself.

In his debut column at his new home, Breitbart, Sen. Paul cracks a joke at his own expense. After quoting William Wilbeforce, Paul obliquely acknowledges his problems with plagiarism by including a “note to self” that reads: “Don’t forget to footnote this.” (Paul has previously promised that henceforth all of his published work will be thoroughly footnoted, so as to guarantee people leave him “the hell alone.”)

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Read the column here, or just check out the joke in the screen-shot below:

Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics. Follow him on Twitter at @eliasisquith.

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