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You asked for more pix of Barack Obama's hot hotheaded foreign policy adviser Samantha Power, and you're getting them. She just resigned from her position on the campaign over her "monster" slip. She will continue to be unpaid by the campaign. A "partial defense" of her actions is here; an analysis of her love life here. "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. [AP]


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@SinisterRouge: Word. Sigh. I really admire Power; "A Problem from Hell" is a phenomenal book. But her behavior during that interview was ridiculous (surely she knows you can't "take back" on-the-record statements), and I have no doubt that she said it because it's a common belief in the Obama camp, and that's tragic. I really doubt the prevailing opinion in Clinton's campaign is that Obama is a monster—they want to beat him, sure, but I really don't believe they think he's a bad guy. I want her to beat him, and I certainly don't think he's a monster, just not my first-choice candidate. But it's A-OK to demonize a fellow Democrat like that, as long as it's Hillary you're demonizing. Sad.