Obama Aide Quits Over Remark About Clinton
Posted on Mar 7, 2008
A Scottish newspaper played a key role in the resignation of Samantha Power, Harvard professor and unpaid foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama’s campaign. Power stepped down after she commented to The Scotsman that Hillary Clinton was “a monster” who was “stooping to anything” to clinch the Democratic nomination.
The Washington Post:
In a statement released by the campaign as Obama prepared for a day of campaigning in Wyoming, Power called her remarks “inexcusable” and said she was resigning from her unpaid position “with deep regret.”
“She made a decision to resign and we accepted it,” Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said aboard the senator’s charter.
“Last Monday, 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,” Power wrote. “And I extend my deepest apologies to Sen. Clinton, Sen. Obama and the remarkable team I have worked with over these long 14 months.”
Powering down: Samantha Power has decamped from Team Obama.