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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.
by gfeet June 08, 2009
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