Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Personally, I think this is a nothingburger, but still funny

It wasn't until that I looked that I saw that Professor Luis Echegoyen (who is running for ACS president this year), has previously run (and lost) for ACS president. Here are his candidate statements from 2010 and 2012. As you can immediately detect, they're pretty much the same, with some added paragraphs and changed word orders. The 2010 text is in the left column, with the 2012 text on the right. The same words are highlighted in yellow.

I don't think this is particularly probative, I just think it's kinda funny. 


  1. When you run for a position with no real authority, does it really matter if your mission statements are re-hashed year after year?

  2. I don't know how much has changed since the last time he ran, so cut-and-paste wouldn't be ridiculous - of course, he might want to change the issues that cost him the election last time.

    Maybe he's planning a spamming campaign. That seems to work well, unfortunately.

  3. Perhaps he should withdraw his "paper" as Breslow had to to

  4. You ever been to a Jean-Marie Lehn lecture? (Nobel 1987). He still uses slides from the '80s.