Skip to comments.Montana Democrat’s Thesis Presented Others’ Work as His Own
Posted on 07/23/2014 2:54:56 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Democrats were thrilled when John Walsh of Montana was appointed to the United States Senate in February. A decorated veteran of the Iraq war and former adjutant general of his states National Guard, Mr. Walsh offered the Democratic Party something it frequently lacks: a seasoned military man.
On the campaign trail this year, Mr. Walsh, 53, has made his military service a main selling point. Still wearing his hair close-cropped, he notes he was targeted for killing by Iraqi militants and says his time in uniform informs his views on a range of issues.
But one of the highest-profile credentials of Mr. Walshs 33-year military career appears to have been improperly attained. An examination of the final paper required for Mr. Walshs masters degree from the United States Army War College indicates the senator appropriated at least a quarter of his thesis on American Middle East policy from other authors works, with no attribution.
Senator John Walsh, 53, was elected lieutenant governor in 2012 after more than three decades in the National Guard.
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Montana Republicans have a real Nelson Muntz moment. This seems too good to be true.
Only a quarter was copied? Joe Biden would have copied the whole thing!
Indeed. This man is not suited for higher office!
Republican Steve Daines has been the favorite for several months. RCP has him at 12.5+.
Not only does he plagurize, he does it from TOTAL IDIOTS that have been PROVEN WRONG every time they tried their stunts.
...no wonder the Dems love him so much.
“I didnt do anything intentional here, he said, adding that he did not recall using the Carnegie and Harvard sources.”
Wow, EVEN WORSE, he didn’t even wright the paper himself then.
He’s a rat, this is a resume enhancer!
Well, we know that he is a well qualified lawyer. He managed to get away with his lie for a very long time. That means he will fit right in and will make a great democrat....
I’m sure he’ll explain that he forgot to place quotes around the text in those dozens of pages.
In the New York Times story, it appears that Walsh is wearing the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB). Yet, it appears that he is listed as an Ordinance Branch Officer on the plaque in the photo in the story. I thought you had to be an Infantryman to wear the CIB?
I’m not sure of his officer branch...but it looks like he commanded a NG infantry battalion in Iraq. So maybe he had a temporary branch transfer?