Harvard Professor Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot
Everybody says things they regret. We’ve all asked that friend you haven’t seen for a while about her boyfriend, only to find out they broke up. Sometimes we say uncharitable things about someone, only to turn around and find the subject of conversation standing behind us.
But most of us don’t do these things with a tape recorder sitting in front of us. But then, most of us aren’t Samantha Power, a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and adviser to Barack Obama.
In an interview with a Scottish newspaper, Power personally attacked Hillary Clinton.
“She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything,” Power was quoted as saying.
“You just look at her and think, ‘Ergh,’ ” Power also said.
That wasn’t the only stupid thing Power said.
Power also said the Obama campaign “f***** up in Ohio.”
It seems like the Obama campaign could stand to give its high-profile supporters a refresher course on how to talk to the media. The first lesson will feature a PowerPoint presentation of what the Senator has actually accomplished during his time in office, and the second will be on when is an appropriate time to call his opponent names.
Power apologized for her remarks.
“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.”