The Colorado political blog Face the State has turned up what appears to be a case
of Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter borrowing heavily without attribution from an earlier speech by Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski.
Neither speech is exactly the Emancipation Proclamation. But based on a side-by-side review, it appears that Ritter—who like Kulongoski is a Democrat—has got some 'splainin'
Plagiarism has become a running theme
in Colorado gubernatorial politics lately