March 10, 2008

Monster Mash

I was out of town the last three days so I haven't had a chance to comment on Samantha Power's resignation from the Obama campaign. First of all, what's so bad about calling someone a "monster"? It wasn't like she used a racial slur, or the c-word or something. Second, does it help Obama's bonafides on Israel that one of his advisors thought to not be sufficiently pro-Israel is no longer with the campaign and wouldn't be in the administration? Third, despite my disagreement with her on Israel, I'm a Power fan- I saw her speak several years ago and came away very impressed, and it's good to see people like her getting involved in presidential politics. Fourth, if she had only said "off the record" before the quote instead of after, none of this would have happened. And finally, Power has one of the great nicknames in American history: "The Genocide Chick."

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 10, 2008 03:59 PM
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