Palin Lawyer Blasts Plagiarism Charges
Huff Post blogger accused Palin of "repeatedly" lifting Gingrich words
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 8, 2009 4:31 AM CDT
Palin "repeatedly lifted" wording from an article co-written by Newt Gingrich in an Anchorage speech, reports Huffinton Post blogger Geoffrey Dunn.   (AP Photo/CBS Face the Nation, Karin Cooper)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin's attorney has ripped charges by a Huffington Post blogger that she plagiarized phrases from a Newt Gingrich article. Palin "repeatedly lifted" Gingrich's wording when she introduced Ronald Reagan's son in Anchorage last week, wrote Geoffrey Dunn, who's writing a book on Palin. But Palin's lawyer said she properly attributed her remarks. Palin referred to Gingrich only twice during the speech, and began by saying that he wrote a "good article about Reagan," both Dunn and AP report.

"Far from 'lifting' or plagiary, this is proper attribution in a political speech," her lawyer says. "It is abundantly clear in context, and even in subcontext, that the overview of President Reagan's legacy was attributed to Newt Gingrich."