[Posted by Karl]
The storyline of the past week or two has been the general lack of changeyness visible in Barack Obama’s picks as nominees for his incoming administration. The other day, Allahpundit wrote that “the only ones who got screwed thus far were the far-Left groups that bought into the Hope and Change populism and thought Obama would start a new Golden Age of Progressivism.”
However, a hint of Change surfaced today with word that Samantha Power has crawled out from under Obama’s campaign bus:
A former adviser to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign who once called Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton a “monster” is now working on the transition team for the agency that Clinton may lead.
At the time, I noted that the “monster” comment was likely only part of the reason for the Power outage, with more realistic Kinsleyian gaffes about how quickly US troops could be drawn down in Iraq being another factor. Power stood by those comments and even hinted she could return after the election.
Power seems to be making her comeback, so it is worth reminding everyone that she is a virulently anti-Israel academic who has supported, among other things, imposing and enforcing a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a commitment of US troops.
Now that would be very changey indeed.