Power Resigns as Obama Adviser

Samantha Power, a distinguished human rights scholar and a professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, has resigned from advising the campaign of presidential hopeful Barack Obama after she referred to his opponent, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, as “a monster.”

Power, a Pulitzer-Prize winning author known for her advocacy of humanitarian intervention, made the remarks in an interview London with The Scotsman.

In a statement yesterday, Power said that she was resigning her role with "deep regret."

“Last Monday, 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," Power said. "And I extend my deepest apologies to Senator Clinton, Senator Obama, and the remarkable team I have worked with over these long 14 months.”

Power has been a member of Obama’s foreign policy kitchen cabinet since he was elected to the Senate in 2004. Before taking on the role of advising his campaign, Power worked for a year in his Senate office.

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