Top Obama adviser: “Hillary’s a monster” – Update: Resignation

In what will inevitably become an “oops” moment, a top Obama adviser uttered the words to a foreign newspaper and displayed her four-letter vocabulary at the same time as a bonus.

The story comes direct from the The Scotsman:

The fragile truce was blown apart as the pressure for the nomination intensified, with Mrs Clinton winning in Texas and Ohio.

Ms Power told The Scotsman Mrs Clinton was stopping at nothing to try to seize the lead from Mr Obama.

“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.

“Interestingly, the people in her innermost circle seem to not mind her; I think they really love her.”

But she added: “There is this middle circle – they are really on the warpath. But the truth is she has proved herself really willing to stoop.”

If some audio and/or video surfaces that would be the icing on the cake. No doubt the Clinton campaign will be adding this to their list of ways to attack Obama’s “new kind of politics” mantra.

More as it develops…

Update:

Guess who’s now a “former” adviser?

Story from the Political Ticker:

(CNN) — One of Barack Obama’s top foreign policy advisers apologized late Thursday after a Scottish newspaper quoted her as calling Hillary Clinton a “monster.”

“It is wrong for anyone to pursue this campaign in such negative and personal terms,” Samantha Power, a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of government and an adviser to Obama said in a statement. “I apologize to Senator Clinton and to Senator Obama, who has made very clear that these kinds of expressions should have no place in American politics.”

Power’s apology came shortly after the The Scotsman newspaper published an article in which she makes the characterization (a comment she immediately tried to retract), and suggested the New York senator is trying to deceive voters.

It’s just coming over the Associated Press that she has resigned as an Obama adviser, go figure.

Update:

Here’s how “off the record” it ended up:

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Don’t you hate it when “off the record” statements become international headlines?

Updated by Michael

Tucker attacks Scotsman journalist for making an off-the-record comment ‘on the record’:

  • Tahler

    Obama does not run a campaign based on some “new kind of politics”.

    I’m glad that lady resigned. Her comments are inappropriate both to Sen. Clinton and the people of Ohio.