The Obama "plagiarism" scandal is a pretty uninteresting non-story, but Hendrik Hertzberg's post on the subject did introduce me to this bit of trivia about one of JFK's more famous lines:
And when J.F.K. ... was in prep school, his headmaster was fond of exhorting his charges to ask “not what Choate can do for you, but what you can do for Choate.”
I give Kennedy credit for turning a caricature of upper-crust privilege into a legitimately inspirational sentiment. Which is the whole point, I suppose.