02/20/2008 01:28 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

McCain's Borrowed Words

krauthammer twn.jpegIn his speech tonight, John McCain referenced a "holiday from history" to deride his opponents -- well, really, mostly Barack Obama.

Guess what -- STOLEN WORDS! There's an epidemic.

Charles Krauthammer seems to be the proprietor of this cliche -- although lots of others have used the term.

We think Krauthammer should be given more nods for at least heading the google list (although I should add that a cursory survey I did from Narita Airport also doesn't produce anything I can find before his 2003 reference).

But to our knowledge, John McCain has not given him credit.

But can Barack exploit this vulnerability? Hillary?

-- Steve Clemons publishes the popular political blog, The Washington Note