Sen. Rand Paul Caught Plagiarizing from Wikipedia, Reads Entry on ‘Gattaca’ from Teleprompter at Cuccinelli Event

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For the movie Gattaca to come up during a gubernatorial campaign was weird enough, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Monday. But weirder still was would-be presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) seemingly reciting portions of his speech on the movie verbatim from Wikipedia and thinking he could pull it off.

“Rand Paul’s speech today was totally ripped off of Wikipedia,” Maddow said, before reading the online description of the film’s plot and saying, “Hit it, Senator!” to reveal Paul matching it nearly completely…

During the speech, Paul compared people in favor of reproductive choice to what she called “the evil autocratic state” in the movie, which determines that Ethan Hawke’s character will die just after he turns 30, forcing him to develop a new identity and several ways of cheating the system to fulfill his dream of becoming an astronaut.

“Seriously, that’s the argument: people who are pro-choice want to start practicing Nazi-style eugenics in America,” Maddow said sarcastically. “Or, at least, Gattaca-style eugenics. So therefore, vote for Ken Cuccinelli.”

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