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Did Earline Parmon plagarize Scott Brown, or vice versa?

Democratic state Rep. Earline Parmon is tangled in a political blog cat fight in Massachusetts about whether she plagarized from U.S. Sen. Scott Brown's website.

It's a bit confusing but we'll do the best to summarize: Liberal blog, Blue Mass Group, accused Brown, the Massachusetts senator, of plagarizing from Parmon's campaign site. But then the conservative Red Mass Group found evidence to suggest it's the other way around, that Parmon plagarized Brown. And now the liberal blog seems to agree.

Got that? Why does it matter: this isn't Brown's first plagiarism rodeo. In October, he was accused of stealing Elizabeth Dole's biography. As for Parmon, a call to her campaign office from Dome on Friday was not answered and her voicemail is full.

Here's what the liberal blog flagged from Brown's site and Parmon's state senate campaign page.

Brown’s words: America is a great country, but we face very serious challenges that we need to solve if we’re going to pass on a better, brighter and stronger nation to our kids and grandkids. The most pressing issue before us is getting the economy moving again. Our national unemployment rate is still unacceptably high. Millions of Americans remain out of work, or are stuck in part-time jobs when they would prefer full-time employment. Middle-class families are hurting as they struggle to make ends meet. They’re worried about their future, and that of their children and grandchildren.

Parmon’s words: North Carolina is a great State, but we continue to face very serious challenges that need resolution.In order for us to pass on a better, brighter and stronger nation to our children and grandchildren, it is critical that we get the economy moving again. Our national unemployment rate is still unacceptably high and the unemployment rate in North Carolina remains high. Middle-class families struggle to make ends meet and most cannot afford health insurance. Issues like health care, education, jobs and women’s rights go hand in hand with developing a sustainable economy; not only for North Carolina but for communities throughout this nation.


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