Back in 1988, Senator Joe Biden ran for president. He dropped out of the race after accusations of plagiarism. Apparently, he's been teaching Senator Kamala Harris the technique.
In an interview with Elle Magazine Harris recounts how she started her pursuit of civil rights early.
Senator Kamala Harris started her life’s work young. She laughs from her gut, the way you would with family, as she remembers being wheeled through an Oakland, California, civil rights march in a stroller with no straps with her parents and her uncle. At some point, she fell from the stroller (few safety regulations existed for children’s equipment back then), and the adults, caught up in the rapture of protest, just kept on marching. By the time they noticed little Kamala was gone and doubled back, she was understandably upset. “My mother tells the story about how I’m fussing,” Harris says, “and she’s like, ‘Baby, what do you want? What do you need?’ And I just looked at her and I said, ‘Fweedom.’”
Impressive. Makes you think she's made for the job of Vice President.
Unless the story is not hers.
In 1965 Alex Haley interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During that interview Dr. King said, '"I will never forget a moment in Birmingham when a white policeman accosted a little Negro girl, seven or eight years old, who was walking in a demonstration with her mother. 'What do you want?' the policeman asked her gruffly, and the little girl looked him straight in the eye and answered 'Fee-dom.' She couldn't even pronounce it but she knew. It was beautiful!"
Top of the ticket, like the bottom of the ticket huh?
Of course, if you read Elle Magazine Harris is some amazing story about that little girl (are we allowed to say that) who is rising up to be Vice President (maybe). But, if it's built on a lie, how can the story be that amazing?