Politicians speak a lot, and they write a lot. But what happens when the words they speak and write aren't their own? Here are 10 instances when political figures plagiarized. 1. Vice President Joe Biden, 1987: During the 1988 Presidential election, the then-presidential candidate was accused of mimicking a speech that British Labour Party Neil Kinnock delivered just four months prior.
The United States presidential election of 1988 was the 51st quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 8, 1988. Incumbent Vice President, George H. W. Bush, won the Republican nomination, and chose the young Senator from Indiana, Dan Quayle as his running mate. The Democrats nominated Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts and Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen as his running mate.
Human rights and trade union activist, Lech Walesa in 1988. Lech co-founded Communist Poland's 1st independent labor union, Solidarity, in 1980. It morphed into a movement that led to the fall of communism in Europe and earned Lech a Nobel Peace Prize in 1983. In 1990 Lech was elected President of Poland. He served 1 term. He continues to speak and lecture in Poland and abroad, and endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 US presidential election.
1987 A mother clings to a riot policeman’s shield at a polling station. Her son was one of thousands of demonstrators arrested because they tried to prove that the presidential election on December 15, which was won by the government candidate, had been rigged. (Anthony Suau)
Monica Malpass is co-anchor of “Action News” at 5pm. She joined WPVI-TV/Channel 6 in January of 1988. She is also an anchor of the award-winning political discussion program “Inside Story,” and hosts political debates and anchors many public service segments for 6ABC. Her work has included national and international assignments ranging from Presidential elections and inaugurations, to the funeral of Princess Diana.