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Obama adviser resigns after calling Clinton a 'monster'
IHT.com ^ | March 7, 2008

Posted on 03/07/2008 12:57:54 PM PST by COUNTrecount

WASHINGTON:: An adviser to Barack Obama resigned Friday after she called his Democratic rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, a "monster."

Samantha Power, an unpaid foreign policy adviser and Harvard professor, announced her resignation in a statement provided by the Obama campaign in which she expressed "deep regret."

Her remark, in interview Monday with a Scottish newspaper, was published Friday even though she tried to keep it from appearing in print. "In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio's the only place they can win," The Scotsman quoted her as saying. "She is a monster, too — that is off the record — she is stooping to anything." As other news media picked up on the remark, Power issued a statement of apology and the campaign said Obama decried the characterization.

"Last Monday, I made inexcusable remarks that are at marked variance from my oft-stated admiration for Senator Clinton and from the spirit, tenor and purpose of the Obama campaign," she said. "And I extend my deepest apologies to Senator Clinton, Senator Obama and the remarkable team I have worked with over these long 14 months."

The comment threatened to become a big embarrassment for Obama, who has criticized what he calls negative campaign tactics by Clinton and has based his presidential bid in part on a theme of rising above political bickering.

(Excerpt) Read more at iht.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; samanthapower

She'd better watch her cat.

1 posted on 03/07/2008 12:57:54 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount
banished for a week.
Monster?...that would have been a compliment from me.
2 posted on 03/07/2008 12:59:51 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: COUNTrecount

History may well prove that President Hillary Clinton is a Monster.


3 posted on 03/07/2008 1:00:01 PM PST by IonInsights (T)
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To: COUNTrecount

Man hands...


4 posted on 03/07/2008 1:02:11 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: IonInsights

Truth hurts. She is a monster had he’s a Pig.


5 posted on 03/07/2008 1:02:35 PM PST by P8triot1 (Liberalism ALWAYS produces the exact opposite of its stated intent. Quinns 1st. law..)
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To: IonInsights

Pellicano is on trial now, so maybe history will come sooner than we think.

Wonder what he C-4 explosives in his safe were for?


6 posted on 03/07/2008 1:03:14 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: COUNTrecount

Liberals hate the truth. She must resign for the good of liberalism.


7 posted on 03/07/2008 1:05:01 PM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (The Republican Party must die!)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

That’s exactly what I was just thinking.


8 posted on 03/07/2008 1:05:50 PM PST by freepertoo
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To: COUNTrecount

She probably resigned because Hosanna Obama doesn’t want any foreign policy advice since he’s just going to chat up the foreign leaders/despots regardless.


9 posted on 03/07/2008 1:06:11 PM PST by Shugee
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To: COUNTrecount
Obama was probably right to let her go, but it does show a problem he appears to have. He, or his campaign, lacks killer instinct. Hillary should have been dead after either New Hampshire or Texas, but she survived. Obama can't put her away.

If Obama is worried about negative effects to party unity by being too tough he should forget it. The party rallys around the winner like flys on you know what. Democrats will forgive Obama for ripping out Hillary's entrails inch by inch. I think some would privately rejoice at the spectacle. Clintons don't age like fine wine. They don't have friends, they have unindicted co-conspirators.

10 posted on 03/07/2008 1:07:32 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: COUNTrecount

She is a monster; but so is Obama.


11 posted on 03/07/2008 1:09:25 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: COUNTrecount

I fear our country will become an Obamanation.


12 posted on 03/07/2008 1:12:03 PM PST by Safetgiver (Lord, I'll give to the poor when they stop wanting to be poor.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Pubicly he had to let her go.Privately he and the other advisors probably gave her a round of applause and a committment to let appoint her to the cabinet.


13 posted on 03/07/2008 1:19:14 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount
I wonder what gave her the idea that Hillary is a monster? Maybe the time she bit the head off a baby that was held up to her?
14 posted on 03/07/2008 1:25:37 PM PST by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: COUNTrecount

What a dope. She’s a journalist too. You think she’d know you can’t trust the media. Bitten in the arse by her own kind. Does it get any better than that? Hee hee!


15 posted on 03/07/2008 1:32:04 PM PST by mass55th
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To: IonInsights
"History may well prove that President Hillary Clinton is a Monster."

More like a manster.

16 posted on 03/07/2008 1:33:40 PM PST by mass55th
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To: COUNTrecount
"She is a monster, too — that is off the record — she is stooping to anything."

From just the headline most readers probably presume Hillary was being compared to a genocidal dictator. But in the context of this sentence I find the headline very misleading.

What Ms Powers seems to be saying is that Hillary would stoop to unethical behavior to win an election without feeling the least bit guilty. Though this may not be true, it is a common and plausible perception.

17 posted on 03/07/2008 1:49:30 PM PST by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: freekitty

The pot calling the kettle,.......


18 posted on 03/07/2008 1:58:11 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: COUNTrecount

First, nothing sweeter than a liberal tanking their own high-profile job.

Second, anyone heard word about the Obama foreign policy advisor, who in an interview talking about Hillary’s 3am ad, said that ‘NEITHER of them’ are ready to take the 3am phone call!!!!

NEITHER OF THEM!!! I actually heard the interview. Haven’t heard of her resignation yet. That was not something she even tried to correct, or say ‘off the record’ about. She just kept talking.

She’ll be going down too. Someone’s got to keep that audio clip for the commercials against Hillary or Obama in the general election. See this is why them fighting against each other is so golden. We’re getting tons of prime material to use against them later. Right now they’re pounding on each other and we can just sit back and watch them expose each other’s flaws and weaknesses and then use their own words against them later. We’ll be able to run campaign ads where all we have to do is flash unflattering pics of the dem candidate, and run soundtracks of them saying idiotic things, and then fade to our candidate with a “That’s Why you need to elect ME President” quick ending.


19 posted on 03/07/2008 1:58:37 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: COUNTrecount
She is a monster, too — that is off the record

Wow!! That "journalist" is a FRAUD!!! Off the record means OFF THE DAMN RECORD!

20 posted on 03/07/2008 2:00:27 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: COUNTrecount

This is good. Samantha must be a secret FReeper. A mole in the Dimwit Party. She knows all our favorite names for the Hildebeast-Hitlery-Her Heinousness Monster.


21 posted on 03/07/2008 2:23:50 PM PST by Palladin (Michelle Obama is Aunt Esther, without the Bible.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Fired for telling the truth.


22 posted on 03/07/2008 2:38:46 PM PST by TBP
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To: COUNTrecount

Obama adviser resigns after calling Clinton a ‘monster’

Dang! I would probably get 20 years in the electric chair for what I could call her.


23 posted on 03/07/2008 3:03:52 PM PST by boothead
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To: COUNTrecount

Well, they say “the truth shall set you free”!!!


24 posted on 03/07/2008 3:05:36 PM PST by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: TBP

Yep - get rid of the whistleblower. Geez.


25 posted on 03/07/2008 3:08:26 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Something has definitely happened to him in the last two weeks.

Perhaps he or his family has been threatened?

26 posted on 03/07/2008 3:18:49 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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I always admire someone who speaks the truth. Sorry Hillary, wasn’t talking about you.


27 posted on 03/07/2008 3:39:27 PM PST by CTSeditor
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To: CTSeditor

This babe was clueless for trusting a reporter. And why is she discussing the details of our elections with a smelly European in the first place? Oh, I forgot: she herself is a smelly European. One forgets that Osama doesn’t like Americans very much and had to find a foreigner to advise him on foreign policy. That said,Obama was gutless for throwing her under the bus.


28 posted on 03/07/2008 4:11:24 PM PST by Godwin1 (T)
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To: COUNTrecount

Ms. Power, whatever you do, do NOT go to Fort Marcy park alone. In fact, do NOT go at all...


29 posted on 03/07/2008 4:39:17 PM PST by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: AndyTheBear

all well meaning socialist-lib politicians and bureaucrats, given the right conditions and opportunity, have the capability of being murderous monsters.
The Waco incident among others, proved that. So did the Weaver incident, etc, etc, etc.


30 posted on 03/07/2008 8:11:56 PM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: FBD
all well meaning socialist-lib politicians and bureaucrats, given the right conditions and opportunity, have the capability of being murderous monsters.

Powers was working for a liberal politician herself, so its hard believe she had this particular sentiment in mind when she used the term.

As for myself, I never consider it the the "right conditions" for a "socialist-lib" to have such an "opportunity". Such conditions seem pretty wrong to me, and should be avoided. Heck, even without socialist philosophy, too much power in the hands of too few is dangerous. But with socialists its worse; Its like comparing a normal child playing with matches, to a pyromaniac child playing with matches. Power corrupts but with certain philosophies, the effect is worse.

31 posted on 03/08/2008 12:06:13 AM PST by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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