Senator John Walsh is being criticized for plagiarizing much of a paper he submitted as his 1998 master’s thesis. One of the people he borrowed from doesn’t seem too upset: “I was surprised and mildly flattered that Sen. Walsh had decided to incorporate so much of my paper into his.”

+ Meanwhile, Walsh is suggesting that PTSD may have played a role in his plagiarism. “I don’t want to blame my mistake on PTSD, but I do want to say it may have been a factor.” At least we can be completely sure he made up that sentence on his own.