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Obama’s “Hillary Is A Monster” Aide Is Axed

From The Scotsman:

‘Hillary Clinton’s a monster’: Obama aide blurts out attack in Scotsman interview


HILLARY Clinton has been branded a “monster” by one of Barack Obama’s top advisers, as the gloves come off in the race to win the Democrat nomination.

In an unguarded moment during an interview with The Scotsman in London, Samantha Power, Mr Obama’s key foreign policy aide, let slip the camp’s true feelings about the former first lady…

Earlier, clearly rattled by the Ohio defeat, Ms Power told The Scotsman Mrs Clinton was stopping at nothing to try to seize the lead from her candidate.

“We f***** up in Ohio,” she admitted. “In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio’s the only place they can win.

“She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything,” Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark.

Ms Power said of the Clinton campaign: “Here, it looks like desperation. I hope it looks like desperation there, too.

“You just look at her and think, ‘Ergh’. But if you are poor and she is telling you some story about how Obama is going to take your job away, maybe it will be more effective. The amount of deceit she has put forward is really unattractive.”

Ms Power’s comments reveal how the inexperienced Obama campaign is coming under increasing pressure from a battle-hardened Clinton camp that saw Ohio as its last chance to save its candidate…

Yesterday, Mr Obama blamed fierce attacks by Mrs Clinton for his defeats in this week’s big primaries, and quickly made good on a promise to sharpen his criticism of her, in what promises to become an all-out brawl in the race for the White House.

The Illinois senator took the offensive against Mrs Clinton, targeting her claims she is more experienced in handling foreign policy. “Was she negotiating treaties? Was she handling crises? The answer is no,” he said. “She made a series of arguments on why she should be a superior candidate. It’s important to examine that argument.” …

Ms. Power is right of course.

But we’re not supposed to actually say it out loud.




From an outraged Los Angeles Times:

Obama aide forced out for calling Clinton ‘a monster’

By Michael Muskal and Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
March 7, 2008

The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination took a sharp turn away from the hunt for delegates this morning after an advisor to Barack Obama was forced to quit the campaign for making disparaging remarks about Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Samantha Power, a Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize winner, was quoted in a Scottish newspaper calling Clinton “a monster” who would do anything to win the presidency.

The campaign, which had earlier distanced itself from Power, this morning announced that she had resigned.

“With deep regret, I am resigning from my role as an advisor to the Obama campaign, effective today,” Power stated.

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

So much for “speaking truth to power.”

But it is telling that Ms. Power was removed for something as innocuous as this.

Meanwhile, the Obama camp apparently never had any problem with her bizarre musings that the US should impose a Palestinian state upon Israel.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 7th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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