March 13, 2008

When 'Off The Record' Isn't

Mike Gilson, the editor of The Scotsman, tells Gelf why he decided to print an Obama aide's statement that Hillary Clinton is a 'monster.'

Michael Gluckstadt

When Samantha Power was interviewed by The Scotsman during a promotional tour for her new book about assassinated UN diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello, she must have known that the interview would turn towards her other job as foreign-policy adviser for the Obama campaign. But in an unguarded moment, she uttered something about Hillary Clinton that led to her termination from the campaign and the end of what the Weekly Standard called "the most ill-starred book tour since the invention of movable type."

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- posted on Mar 13, 08
Dollar Brand

I still can't figure out what was so bad about that comment. Now Geraldine Ferraro. BTW, David Paterson is doubly advantaged in Ferraro's terms: he is black and blind.

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