May ‘sorry for scripted, presidential’ – before nicking West Wing lines

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sheenYesterday the SKWAWKBOX featured Sky News’ observation, captured by a sharp-eyed SKWAWKBOX reader, that Theresa May’s speech featured lines lifted almost verbatim from a monologue by Martin Sheen’s President Bartlett in the famous political series The West Wing.

Sean, another quick-witted reader commented on that post and pointed out something we thought was worth its own special mention:

The irony too that she was saying (in the speech) that the Election [campaign] was “TOO SCRIPTED” and “TOO PRESIDENTIAL” then this – you couldn’t make it up!

You really couldn’t, could you?

Sean, we salute you.

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