The New York Times is reporting that Montana Sen. John Walsh plagiarized “at least a quarter” of his 2007 master’s degree thesis for the U.S. Army War College. According to the Times, Walsh copied an entire page nearly word-for-word from a Harvard paper, and each of his six conclusions is copied from a document from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace without attribution.
The Senator’s response? “I didn’t do anything intentional here.” Let’s call it a drafting error.
Walsh was generally thought to have little chance of holding this seat for the Democrats even before the Times’ report. Now, surely, his chance is practically nil.