The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and former Virginia Governor Mark Warner today accused Republican Senator John McCain of plagiarism after McCain promised not to raise taxes. “This is the exact same line I used in my 2001 gubernatorial campaign!” complained Warner. It is believed that Warner’s campaign was planning to use Democrat-leaning blogs as a means of disseminating this point of view.
Republican sources point out that promising to lower taxes isn’t exactly plagiarism. A McCain campaign source said, “Unlike Warner, McCain actually means what he says. Besides, we all know that anyone who sends information through Bipolar Ben isn’t exactly engaging in straight talk!”