A foreign policy adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama resigned on Friday after calling campaign rival Hillary Clinton a "monster" during an interview with a British newspaper.
Samantha Power, a foreign policy aide on the Illinois senator's White House campaign, said the comments were inexcusable. They were published on Friday by The Scotsman newspaper.
"With deep regret, I am resigning from my role as an adviser to the Obama campaign effective today," Power said in a statement.
"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."
The comment threatened to be an embarrassment for Obama, who has criticized Clinton for what he called her negative campaign tactics and has stressed his commitment to rising above political bickering.
This is what should happen when someone makes an inexcusable mistake of this magnitude. After 8 years of the Bush administration, a lot of us have just gotten used to id10ts being allowed to say anything they want and continue on in office. I think people will like this. Someone fucked up. Big time. And they were forced to pay the price.
That's much better than having Obama say something like "Heckuva job, Sammie!"