Aide to Obama Resigns

by thoughtfulconservative

From The Caucus, the New York Times Blog

Samantha Powers had this to say,

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. And I extend my deepest apologies to Senator Clinton, Senator Obama, and the remarkable team I have worked with over these long 14 months.”

So, to paraphrase, she admires the “stooping to anything” “monster.” Ms. Powers should know that we are used to hearing phrases like that. Legislators commonly say things like “I have great admiration for my stupid slimeball opponent who is a bold faced liar.”

The thing that disturbed folks was that Obama has promised to be above this. Of course, he is not, as I’m thinking we are going to see in the next few weeks.

Ms. Power was an unpaid adviser to the campaign, but a member of Mr. Obama’s close inner-circle of academic advisers. She worked for a year as a fellow in his Senate office, advising him on Africa and other foreign policy subject areas.

OK, she resigned. But since she was an unpaid advisor, what’s to keep her from giving further advice in private on how Obama can defeat that monster?

But, as they say, wait there’s more.

Another comment from Ms. Power has also been attracting notice: During a BBC interview she expressed a lack of confidence that Mr. Obama will be able to carry through his plan to withdraw troops from Iraq within 16 months. The Clinton campaign posted the interview and a transcript on its Web site.

To paraphrase Owen, “Heh.”


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