Just thinking this through.
So let’s say we’re deciding that the plagiarism of John Howard (and now Mike Harris) doesn’t matter because Stephen Harper didn’t write the speech. If that’s case, do any of Stephen Harper’s speeches, assuming almost all of them are at least partially written by someone else, matter?
If he takes none of the blame, can he receive any of the credit? That doesn’t seem possible. Or rational. So are we collectively making some sort of post-modern decision that political speeches no longer matter? And is that a really enlightened point of view? Or a sign of profound apathy?