Colorado Republican Scott McInnis has had his gubernatorial campaign nearly derailed by accusations of plagiarism this week. Since the Denver Post first reported the "striking similarities" between a series of articles McInnis produced in 2005 and 2006 and a 20-year-old essay written by a state Supreme Court Judge, rumors have swirled that he'll drop out of the gubernatorial race, and at least one Republican has called for him to quit.
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But through it all, McInnis might just take solace in the fact that some of the most powerful politicians on the planet have been called copycats -- and fared pretty well post-scandal.
Here's a few of our favorites.