Samantha Power has actually been one of my policy wonk heroes for a long while. I even got her to autography my copy of A Problem from Hell, back in 2002.
It's of course easy for me to overlook her recent undiplomatic outburst about Hillary Clinton. God knows, I've felt similar frustrations and might have said something of the kind in an unguarded moment. It's too bad she had to leave the Obama team over the incident. I just hope that she still gets to exert an influence over a prospective Obama Administration's thinking on international relations and human rights law, because she's an important voice in these areas.
But that's a long way off--if there ever even is an Obama Administration.