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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.
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She'd better watch her cat.
History may well prove that President Hillary Clinton is a Monster.
Truth hurts. She is a monster had he’s a Pig.
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?
Liberals hate the truth. She must resign for the good of liberalism.
That’s exactly what I was just thinking.
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.
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.
She is a monster; but so is Obama.
I fear our country will become an Obamanation.
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.
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!
More like a manster.
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.
The pot calling the kettle,.......
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.
Wow!! That "journalist" is a FRAUD!!! Off the record means OFF THE DAMN RECORD!
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.
Fired for telling the truth.
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.
Well, they say “the truth shall set you free”!!!
Yep - get rid of the whistleblower. Geez.
Perhaps he or his family has been threatened?
I always admire someone who speaks the truth. Sorry Hillary, wasn’t talking about you.
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.
Ms. Power, whatever you do, do NOT go to Fort Marcy park alone. In fact, do NOT go at all...
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.
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.