Obama Surrogates Gone Wild, Part 739

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March 7 2008 8:07 AM

Obama Surrogates Gone Wild, Part 739

Yesterday, we chronicled the recent gaffes of Obama surrogates nationwide. Less than 24 hours later, it's time to scratch another mark on the tally. One of Obama's foreign-policy advisers, Samantha Power, told a Scottish newspaper that Hillary "is a monster, too—that is off the record—she is stooping to anything." (The Scotsman did not regard her comment as off the record because she did not ask for confidentiality beforehand.)

Other newsworthy quotes from Power's interview:

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The amount of deceit she has put forward is really unattractive.

You just look at her and think, "Ergh."

We f***** up in Ohio. ... In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio's the only place they can win.

These kind of gaffes didn't have to happen. The Scotsman interview was supposed to be about Power's new book , but instead it created a new line of attack for both parties. 

(Hat tip to Ben Smith .)

Update 10:44 a.m.: On a conference call this morning, a group of Clinton surrogates calls for the Obama campaign to remove Power. Rep. Nita Lowey says this is "a test of character" for Obama. "If I or anyone had used the word Samanatha Power used, we would not be on this campaign this morning," says communications director Howard Wolfson.