Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) September 05, 2012
“My mother fought hard for civil rights so instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone,” said San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro in his DNC Convention speech.
To many Democrats, that line was the highlight of Castro’s speech:
But to other observers, the line sounded awfully familiar:
Compare for yourself:
“My mother fought hard for civil rights so instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone.” –Julián Castro
“A few years ago, I noticed a bartender behind the portable bar in the back of the ballroom. I remembered my father, who worked as many years as a banquet bartender. He was grateful for the work he had, but that’s not like he wanted for us. You see, he stood behind the [bar] all those years so that one day I could stand behind a podium, in the front of a room.” –Marco Rubio
Imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery.