Strange how the wheel of justice turns. Maureen Dowd exposed Joe Biden as a plagiarist in 1987. His deferred sentence? The vice presidency. But after they parole Joe, they're still going to make him read my Twitter hourly and send e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org daily. (E-mail may be quoted by name in "The Fray," Slate's readers' forum; in a future article; or elsewhere unless the writer stipulates otherwise. Permanent disclosure: Slate is owned by the Washington Post Co.)
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Correction, May 18, 2009: This article originally attributed the discovery of the Dowd plagiarism to Talking Points Memo. The discovery was made by a reader/blogger posting at the site's community site, tpmcafe.com. (Return to the corrected sentence.)