Melody Townsel, In Trouble, Runs to the Daily Kos?
Check out this incredibly self-serving letter
to the DKos crew:When I was in college, 22 years ago, I plagiarized some columns while working for my college newspaper, and I was removed from staff. Months later, while working for another college newspaper, I wrote a review for a local play that tracked closely in format to another writer's review -- and, although it was not plagiarized, it made my editors, who had become aware of my recent past, very uncomfortable, and we mutually agreed that I would no longer submit stories to them.
But of course, we should not consider this in assessing her character, 22 years later:I know they'll tell you that my pending statement to the Senate cannot be trusted because I did some stupid things as a 20-year-old kid two decades ago -- even as they try to tell you that Mr. Bolton's bahavior toward me in Moscow and Kyrgyzstan 11 years ago just doesn't matter.
Of course Ms Townsel would have us judge Mr Bolton harshly for things he did 11 years ago, but don't judge her for things she did 22 years ago. Also note that she fudges about when this all happened; at one point she says "...keep in mind that I was 21 years old when this happened....", but a few paragraphs later, she's a 20-year-old kid.
Perhaps the most interesting thing is that she writes the letter directly to the DKos Doofuses; note that the salutation is "Hello, Daily Kos-ers:".
Hat Tip: Danegerus