Today, reporters received an e-mail with a quote from Kevin Hassett, John McCain's economic advisor. Speaking about Barack Obama's economic plan, Hassett said, "The fact is that Obama's plan today is the most shameless piece of potential plagiarism that I have ever seen. He basically took [Hillary] Clinton's words and Clinton's policies and called them his own. If I were a professor I'd give him an F and try to get him kicked out of school for something this terrible."
But here's the interesting thing about that quote: The e-mail in which it was contained didn't come from McCain's campaign. It came from the press office of Obama's fellow Democrat, Hillary Clinton.
Vincent Rossmeier is an editorial assistant at Salon.