Sincerest Form of Flattery?

On Thursday of last week, I wrote: “With disparate and disjointed emergency response systems across eight counties and the District, you’d think that we’d have enough people to make sure that there was a plan.

You’d Be Wrong.”

Today, on the “You might think 55 months would be enough to produce an anti-terrorism plan. You’d be wrong.”

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Didn’t you guys just sack someone for plagiarism recently?

7 Comments so far

  1. jen m. (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2006 @ 9:19 am

    please. it’s not like you were the first person to write “you think… you’d be wrong.” you can’t lay claim to the application of a common English phrase. the specific wording, and even the general idea (enough people vs. enough time), is completely different than yours.

    maybe someone is bitter because his friend was shamed into resigning (not “sacked”) from The Post?

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2006 @ 10:02 am

    I’m just here to note the obvious similarity, straight down to the issue involved, Jen. I don’t have an axe to grind regarding Ben’s resignation, Ben did wrong and is suffering the consequences. Like a true friend, though, I’ll be by his side the whole way.

    And the whole this is, yes, tongue in cheek.

  3. Don (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2006 @ 10:44 am

    Jeez Jen, I didn’t care for Domenich’s politics either but is that really any cause to be nasty?

  4. wayan (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2006 @ 11:32 am

    Now that’s reaching there a bit, Tom. While I’ll agree it’s a similar thought, its no way close enought to be even in the plagerism ballpark. About all you got is “You’d be wrong” and you’d be wrong if you think you’re the first guy with that saying.

  5. jen m. (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

    i don’t care about domenech — tom’s the one that brought him up! i just thought it seemed like sour grapes, making such mountain out of molehill to try to nab The Post for plagarism while taunting them about the domenech affair. why is it being nasty to point that out?

    seriously folks, you have me all wrong. you haven’t seen nasty yet. at least i didn’t speculate that tom made a mountain out of molehill because of a meglomaniacal sense of self-importance. THAT would have been nasty. but i wouldn’t write such a thing, because i’m such a sweetie pie.

  6. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

    I said, already, it’s not sour grapes, Jen. Sour grapes would have been far less pleasant.

  7. Don (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2006 @ 1:11 pm

    Well, I suppose it’s up to you to determine if there’s any difference between -being- nasty and consistently -sounding- nasty, Jen.

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