What kind of man of the cloth would crib somebody else's immigration plan -- word for word in some parts -- and call it his own? Who do you think? Michael Dale Huckabee, this blogger says. The Washington Post puts it slightly more kindly -- that Huckabee just "forgot" attribution.
It is hardly surprising that Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, would approve of Mike Huckabee's new immigration plan. Seven of the nine points in the Huckabee plan were copied, in some cases almost verbatim, from a plan that Krikorian outlined nearly three years ago in the National Review. Rather than hammer out its own policy on the subject, the cash-starved Huckabee campaign simply lifted a ready-made one off the shelf.