This past week, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has come under fire for several instances of plagiarism in his speeches and written work. Here's a link to an article about the most recent discovery.
This brings us up a great discussion of what "counts" as plagiarism. Paul has countered that these are simple oversights that shouldn't be a big deal, and the spoken word isn't subject to the same rules of the written word since you can't cite in a speech. But is this true? Fair?
Questions? Quibbles? Controversies?