Montana Dem Senator revealed as plagiarist

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.

But maybe Walsh is vice presidential material.