It was recently discovered that Senator John Walsh plagiarized large portions of his master’s thesis. He released the following statement denying it.
As a U.S. Senator of Montana, the first thing I’d like to say about this whole plagiarism scandal, is that my name is Katniss Everdeen. I am 17 years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. The Capitol hates me.
And though plagiarism is an emotional accusation for me, I ask myself what I always ask in times of confusion: If Edward was a vampire — I could hardly make myself think the words — then what should I do?
It has been hard on me and my family. My wife asked me the other day, “I see a little silhouetto of a man, Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango? Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me.”
“Because I’m 50 shades of fucked up, Anastasia,” I responded.
In spite of these fears, I continue to abide by the words of my mother: “I am the one who knocks.”
This accusation is unfounded, and it is not true. I’d like to leave you all with a reminder that I have served this country in good faith as a Senator of Montana, a military leader, and the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Thank you for being a friend, and good night moon.