Oops–More Than Just a Little Plagiarism in Hillary Book

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Hillary Clinton’s spiritual adviser (oh, forsooth), a man with the Dickensian name of Rev. Bill Shillady, author of (gulp) Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton, is still claiming that he just made a multitude of honest mistakes… after his publisher, Abingdon Press, has decided to recall all copies of the book because it’s riddled with plagiarism (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/09/05/book-by-hillary-clintons-pastor-will-be-pulled-from-shelves-due-to-extensive-plagiarism/?utm_term=.0d99ab87ac52).

A little while ago it was just one unfortunate oversight, no harm done, it’ll be fixed in subsequent editions, heh-heh… Abingdon says it has “zero tolerance” for plagiarism. Apparently this book is a regular fiesta of copycat writing. Abingdon has vowed to pull all copies from the bookstore shelves and destroy the blasted thing. Most embarassing, when one of the original authors complains and the story winds up on CNN before the poor publisher knows he’s been had.

Well, hey, I guess they forgot they were dealing with a Clinton and a Clinton shill. Normally you don’t read a manuscript suspecting plagiarism on every other page. It might be a good idea, from now on, for every editor in every publishing house to check meticulously for plagiarism every time they see the name “Clinton” on the cover.

Strong for a Moment Like This. If Mr Shillady really and truly finds in Hillary Clinton a reflection of Queen Esther, he’s worse off than I thought.

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