|1.||poor staff work|
A catch all excuse for plagerism by public figures, politicians and occasionally ,students.
1. Governor Palin's office explains the use of unattributed material from a four year old Newt Gingrich article that she used in a recent speech as "poor staff work".
2. Professor Smith: Mr Jones, I have read your speech that you "wrote" for your semester project . I must say , it bears an uncanny resemblance to the Gettysburg Address, the reference to "your friend Abe" not withstanding. Your explanation?
Mr . Jones: Oh...sorry dude , poor staff work.