The return of Samantha Power

Booted from the Obama campaign for calling Hillary Clinton a "monster," Power will reportedly get a senior foreign policy job in the White House.


Alex Koppelman
January 30, 2009 8:20PM (UTC)

Just less than a year ago, Samantha Power, then a senior foreign policy advisor to the Obama campaign, called Hillary Clinton "a monster." As a result, she resigned her position. Now, though, Power and Clinton will be working together.

Power will reportedly be taking a high-level foreign policy job in the White House. (Senior director for multilateral affairs at the National Security Council, to be specific.) That will necessitate plenty of contact with Clinton, now the secretary of State. According to the Associated Press, it doesn't seem like there's likely to be friction. The wire service reports that "an official close to the transition said Power's 'gesture to bury the hatchet' with Clinton had been well-received," and the two were spotted talking recently.

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Alex Koppelman

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