No tit for tat

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Mar 132008

A derogative remark cost her the job: Briefly after Samantha Power – in an explicitly off-the-record comment – had called Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton “a monster”, she had to resign as Senator Barack Obama’s senior foreign policy advisor, a position she had held since his early days in the U.S. Senate. Ms. Power’s quick assertion that she was frequently on record praising Mrs. Clinton’s leadership, intellect, even her humor and warmth, could save her just as little as the backing of party VIPs like former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski who held that “an expression of regret for using an inappropriate description (…) should have sufficed”. Ms. Power’s comment was seen as potentially too harmful to Mr. Obama’s self-induced clean campaign to keep her in place. DW WORLD