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March 07, 2008

Obama Adviser Resigns After Comment

Obama Aide Resigns After Calling Clinton a ‘Monster’ in Interview With Scottish Paper

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A Barack Obama adviser resigned Friday after calling 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."

"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."

Power's interview Monday was published Friday in a Scottish newspaper, even though she tried to keep it from appearing in print.

"She is a monster, too ? that is off the record ? she is stooping to anything," The Scotsman quoted her as saying.

As U.S. news media picked up on the remark, Power issued a statement of apology and the campaign said Obama decried the characterization.

The Clinton campaign held a conference call with several of the former first lady's congressional supporters calling for Power to be fired.

"Senator Obama has called for change, and a new kind of politics," said New York Rep. Gregory Meeks. "This is the worst kind of politics."

Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson noted that those involved in the Clinton campaign had been removed when they spoke of Obama's teenage drug use or helped spread the false rumor that the Illinois senator is a Muslim.

He defended his own comparison of Obama to independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr, saying he'd been responding to "attacks" from the Obama campaign regarding Clinton's tax returns and real estate transactions. That, he said, was a clear reference to Whitewater and so it was appropriate to bring up Starr in that context.

Wild Thing's comment........

LOL As they say the truth shall set you free. heh heh

First you can't make fun of Obama's ears, then you can't call him a LIBERAL, then you can't use his middle name HUSSEIN. And now in this Presidential race you can't call Hillary a monster. LMAO

Hey grow up boys and girls running for President, first Hillary is a monster, Obama is a liberal and his middle name is Hussein. I guess the next thing is a person can't say Obama is black. I mean what other obvious bits of information about these candidates is the world going to be unable to say.

Political Correctness is a bad idea. The list of things "you can't say" keeps growing and growing. Meanwhile, the stuff I hear on TV -- stuff people "shouldn't say" around children -- keeps increasing.

I read long ago about some of the name calling that was often used during the campaigns of Andrew Jackson. Monster would have been user friendly compared to some of the names he and his staff used, and they were Democrats. hahaha

She should not have resigned. What a sense of power Horrible Hillary must now have. First McCain goes on his knees because somebody used Barack’s middle name, now “monster” is added to the naughty word list. What about those who have called Bush a Nazi? That is okay?

Hillary, Michelle Obama, Obama, Bill Clinton, are ALL MONSTERS.

And regarding Samantha Power, from a post I did about her awhile back.

"One Obama adviser who's especially difficult to explain away is Samantha Power, whose views are virulently anti-Israel and none too warm towards American Jews. Perhaps Obama can explain which of Powers' views (as documented by Lasky and Baehr) make her so attractive to him. Is it her view that the Jewish lobby pushed us into war with Iraq (a view that even Walt and Mearsheimer are no longer willing to defend)? Is it her view of Israelis as war criminals whose tactics the U.S. mimics to its detriment in Iraq? Is it her outrage at the way Israel treated the U.N.'s faux peacekeepers in South Lebanon, the ones who stood by while Hezbollah gained a dominant position and used it to commit aggression against Israel? Perhaps it's simply her willingness to embrace virtually every slander of Israel that can be dredged from the fever swamp, and the hatred of that State this willingness reflects."

Posted by Wild Thing at March 7, 2008 12:55 PM


Gulo gulo or Carcajou, the behavior of Clinton and Obama campaign is the same as that of the wolverine, gorge on the media, destroy the rest then defile the area before moving on. I can't wait until they have to address their voter disenfranchisement issues in Florida and Michigan. Will they do the honorable thing and open the polls or will they buy a judge to make an award declaration? It's getting ugly now that the competition has been prolonged, Bill is probably calling in all his Arkansas Mafia markers for an all out hit. They shouldn't have killed Vinney. The Democrats are caught in their own trap I wonder if they'll gnaw their own feet off like that nasty tempered Wolverine would. It still goes back to that Stalin quote.

"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything..."

Posted by: Jack at March 7, 2008 01:38 PM

Let me get this straight. John McCain chastises a conservative talk show host for calling Barack Hussein Obama, "Barack HUSSEIN Obama". Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign compared Sen. Obama to prosecutor Kenneth Starr. Now, a valued and trusted foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama resigns because she called Hillary Clinton a monster.

Sounds like the qualifications to be President, respond to that 3 AM phone call, and be a tough negotiator with both enemies and friends of the United States. Waaaah! Mahmoud Ahmadinanutjob called me Satan and an infidel.

Posted by: Les at March 7, 2008 03:59 PM

Awwwwwww...She apologized isn't that nice. What great campaigns these democrats run, clean, polite but most of all they really care about each others feelings.

Give me a freakin' break. I wonder how quickly Putin or Ahmadinejob can make fools out of any of these three.

Do any of these candidates have any backbone, at all ?

Posted by: Mark at March 7, 2008 07:13 PM

Jack great description. hahaha I agree they should never have killed Vinny. Of all the ones that are dead that knew them I think Vinnie and Ron Brown made the most headlines.

This election is down to all the misfits LOL oho man oh man what a mess we have to deal with. I guess we might as well sit back and laugh because all heck is going to break out when this election is done. whew

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 7, 2008 07:34 PM

Les yep you got it straight. hahaha

"Waaaah! Mahmoud Ahmadinanutjob called me Satan and an infidel."


Posted by: Wild Thing at March 7, 2008 07:35 PM

Mark I think their spines are mush all three of them. I mean all three of the candidates.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 7, 2008 07:37 PM

Love your special affects! Tampa Bay Lightning?
- 3 Stooges plumbers episode when they wired the wires to the plumbing...the cook came into the kitchen slipping and sliding and said, "This kitchen sure gone crazy!"

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at March 7, 2008 11:51 PM

Darth, LOL that is so funny. I love all those oldies so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 8, 2008 12:36 AM