Jesse Jackson: Conservative?

Paul at Wizbang notes that this Chicago Sun-Times op-ed by Jesse Jackson is suspiciously like this TownHall piece by Michael Barone.

Obviously, it’s a mistake in attribution by CST. One wonders, though, who’s more chagrined: Barone or Jackson?

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  1. Amusing
    I have to agree with Paul this is funny.

    James Joyner also comments.

    Clearly someone at the Sun-Times got sloppy. I wonder if it went out like that in the print edition?

  2. Paul says:

    As one of the commenters at wizbang put it.. Usually it is the guy who GETS plagiarized who is upset.

    Ya gotta think Barone got a big laugh out of it.

  3. Myopic Zeal says:

    Jesse Jackson, or Michael Barone?
    Jesse Jackson has been credited with writing this op-ed in the Chicago Sun-Times: Partial Recounts a Totally Bad Idea. Oddly enough, it seems to be quite the same as this piece in Town Hall by Michael Barone entiteld 2000 Changed Everything.

    OTB wo…