Who knew Elizabeth Dole and Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown were so alike? Brown used part of a speech from the former U.S. senator from North Carolina for his inspirational biography on his website, the Boston Globe reports.
From the story: "A Democratic group has unearthed a bit of inspirational autobiography on Senator Scott Brown’s official website that was lifted verbatim from a 2002 campaign speech by Elizabeth Dole.
In a message to students, the senator uses the exact language as remarks delivered by the former North Carolina senator at her campaign kickoff and contained on her own website.
Brown’s staff acknowledged yesterday the words originally were Dole’s and said their presence in Brown’s message was the result of a technical error.
"I was raised to believe that there are no limits to individual achievement and no excuses to justify indifference," said the message from Brown, which was removed later yesterday. "From an early age, I was taught that success is measured not in material accumulations, but in service to others. I was encouraged to join causes larger than myself, to pursue positive change through a sense of mission, and to stand up for what I believe."
Aside from the omission of an opening line -- "I am Mary and John Hanford’s daughter" -- in Dole’s speech, the Bay State Republican’s language is the same throughout."
Read the full Globe story here.