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Politician lifts Michael Douglas' speech from 'American President'

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Michael Douglas in 'The American President.'

If you are a politician, take note: It is not wise to lift lines of dialogue from movies about politics, add them to your speech, and then fail to inform those you are addressing exactly what you did.

Nobody gave that very good advice to Australian Transport Minister Anthony Albanese, because that's exactly what he did in an address to the Canberra Press Club on January 25, when he took whole lines of a speech, unedited, from a scene in the 1995 film 'The American President,' starring Michael Douglas.

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