UPDATE: Okay, he's finally issued another statement, this time saying he's sorry and taking responsibility for what he's done. Good. It's time to move on from this and back to the Washington Post and the war and Iran and all the other reasons conservatives are proven liars.
Just stop it already. Admit the truth, say you're sorry, and commit to being a better human being in the future.
From the NYT
He explained the passage that appeared to be copied from Mr. O'Rourke's book by saying that Mr. O'Rourke gave him permission.The article concludes with the following:
Contacted at his home in New Hampshire, Mr. O'Rourke said that he had never heard of Mr. Domenech and did not recall meeting him.
"I wouldn't want to swear in a court of law that I never met the guy, Mr. O'Rourke said of Mr. Domenech, "but I didn't give him permission to use my words under his byline, no."
Mr. Domenech addressed his detractors yesterday in a blog post on RedState.com, where he will remain a contributor. "To my enemies: I take enormous solace in the fact that you spent this week bashing me, instead of America," he wrote.Straighten out your own seriously screwed up values first Ben - perhaps you could start by no longer lying about this entire affair - then come back and lecture the rest of us on how to live our lives.
As for America, she's doing just fine without the help of yet another conservative liar.