To be pinged once for plagiarism might be a misfortune; twice looks like carelessness.

Murray Hansen works for Julie Bishop. Hansen is -- or, at least in my dealings with him, has always seemed to be -- smart, good-humoured and reliable. There are quite a few staff round this place whom one would obtain bucketloads of schadenfreude (what is the measurement unit for schadenfreude anyway?) from seeing publicly humiliated, but Hansen’s certainly not one of them. Yet he’s put his hand up to cop the blame for stealing material from a New Zealand commentator for Bishop’s contribution to a book on the Liberals. Nevertheless, Bishop is, to use one of those terms that only ever occurs in newspapers, "embroiled" in another plagiarism scandal. Unfortunately, the last one was blamed on staff as well.