Not sure what else to say about this:
Samantha Power, the Harvard professor who was forced to resign from Barack Obama’s presidential campaign last spring after calling Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton “a monster,” is now advising the president-elect on transition matters relating to the State Department — which Clinton is slated to head.
Power is listed on Obama’s transition Web site as part of the team reviewing national security agencies. Her duties, according to the site, will be to “ensure that senior appointees have the information necessary to complete the confirmation process, lead their departments, and begin implementing signature policy initiatives immediately after they are sworn in.”
In short, she is part of a team that is likely to work directly with Clinton, a potentially awkward situation for the two women. Obama is expected to officially announce Clinton as his choice for secretary of state after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Transition officials declined to comment. A spokesman for Clinton did not respond to an e-mail sent yesterday evening. Power has been on the list of review team officials since mid-November; the Associated Press first called attention to her presence on the list yesterday.
First, the Clinton behavior at a certain point in time during the campaign WAS, in fact, monstrous. Second, I believe Hillary Clinton said any number of things about Barack Obama that would be far more damaging than a petty insult, and what do you know- Hillary is tapped to be Obama’s SoS. Finally, this whole thing sells both of these women short. Why is it the media thinks that Obama can look over the Hillary slights from the primary, but that Power and Clinton can not work out their differences. These women are both professionals. They are both extremely intelligent and are both accomplished women, and Clinton in particular is a machine who is able to look towardsa goal and put everything else aside while working towards that goal. They will work it out, and pretending they won’t is just silliness.