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Samantha Power Still Can’t Get Foot Out of Mouth

UN Ambassador Samantha Power with Secretary of State John Kerry. Both are reputed to be highly intelligent, and so one must wonder how intelligent is the source of that information.

UN Ambassador Samantha Power with Secretary of State John Kerry. Both are reputed to be highly intelligent, and so one must wonder how intelligent is the source of that information.
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And then she went and did something stupider.

This is as much fun to watch as a guy slipping on the stuff he didn’t pick up after his doggie. Last Sunday night, our Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power made the mistake of tweeting the tried and true official claptrap about peace and understanding and how we should all restrain ourselves and do our little bit so that violence will stop. It’s stupid, it’s entirely without any foundation in the reality of our current universe, but it’s her leftist mantra and she has no other, so she tweeted it.

Big mistake. Because the tweet came as her takeaway from her own speech as the guest of honor at a UCLA memorial dinner for slain Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl, and she made it sound, God help her, like the beheaded Pearl should have curbed his violent tendencies, because, hey, look how he ended up.

There’s stupid and there’s stupid, and this one broke the record for stupid, held, I believe, by Sarah Palin for seeing Russia from her house, and Alexander Hague’s attempt at a shortcut to the U.S. presidency with his “I’m in charge.”

Power tweeted: “Daniel Pearl’s story is reminder that individual accountability & reconciliation are required to break cycles of violence. @DanielPearlFNDN”

She was attacked by angry mobs of keyboard wielding Americans, anyone with an ax to grind against the administration, basically. The stark contrast between her kindergarten teacher morality and the satanic viciousness of Pearl’s murderers evoked holy rage in anyone to the right of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. And then she went and did something stupider.

Any media adviser fresh out of high school would have told Power to shut up, keep her head down and in a couple of weeks only mean spirited, conservative pundits would remember this fiasco. But, apparently, she was fresh out of those.

So she tweeted a correction. Ouch:

Correction: @DanielPearlFNDN’s work is a reminder that individual accountability + reconciliation are required to break cycles of violence.

What she did is suggest that she didn’t mean the murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, but rather the foundation named after him, they should help in breaking the cycle of violence.

In other words, she took a lawyer instead of a publicist to deal with the problem. It didn’t go over well.

schlute: So @AmbassadorPower is still saying Daniel Pearl shouldn’t have been such a Jewy Jew? Is she seriously that tone deaf?

T. Becket Adams: I still have no idea what this means.

Harold: Thats like…so philosophical, man.

Mike Newman: Some people who try to be philosophical, just sound like idiots.

Hating Breitbart: When will the cycle of Muslims cutting people’s heads off end? When Jews & Christians stop being born?

It just went on and on like that, because the woman threw a new, upgraded slab of raw meat in front of the crowd, so the crowd rolled out the barbecues out of the garage again.

So now she went all out with a second correction:

Samantha Power ‏@AmbassadorPower

As I said last night, the men who murdered Daniel Pearl did so because “he was an American, and most of all, because he was a Jew.”

Needless to say, it didn’t help much. The responses are still coming in, but, so far, these guys were not buying it:

Moose Airborne: @AmbassadorPower Maybe it should have been your head?

Robot J. McCarthy: @AmbassadorPower You are a worthless Communist!!!

Incidentally, according to JTA, during her Sunday night at the 12th annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture, Power asserted that the United States opposes boycotts of Israeli institutions and products “as disruptive of the peace process.” Not illegal, mind you, not a vicious, possibly criminal campaign against a close ally – just unhelpful to the peace process.

What are you saying, Ambassador, that were it effective in pushing the peace process forward you’re all in favor of the boycotts?

Someone at the white house, do the administration a big favor, when she’s not looking, grab Ambassador Power’s iPhone and delete her Tweeter account. Before she issues another correction.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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16 Responses to “Samantha Power Still Can’t Get Foot Out of Mouth”

  1. Gil Gilman says:

    I truly have not paid any attention to anything this woman has said since she first opened her mouth to bray out her encomiums. Now that this wonderful article has displayed just a few of her recent blatherings we can all observe that claims to intelligence among the powerful are mere public relations, and contain no merit whatsoever. Perhaps they took an IQ test somewhere and scored high enough to exhibit a propensity for accumulating information and retaining it, but they, apparently, were unable to analyze the sustainability of any narrative portrayed in the stray bits of data acquired.

  2. JoAnn Mest says:

    Repulsive and misguided woman. To think she has a position of some power and influence…never to be publicly rebuked by her boss. Minor correction….Sarah Palin never made the statement about seeing Russia from her home….Comedian Tina Fey holds that honor I believe.

  3. Walter Richards says:

    Why do you say Samantha Power put her foot in her mouth?
    How can she when she's had that foot in her mouth for years.
    I'm surprised she can hop on one foot. But then again she often
    falls flat on her face. The photo of Kerry and Power is priceless
    Look at their smiles. isn't ignorance bliss?.

  4. Alan Kardon says:

    It all starts at the top.

  5. I don't know if she is a drunk or not, but calling her an "Irish drunk" demeans an entire country and people.. something I steadfastly fight against every time I see a comment about Jews and Israel, though I am not Jewish. As for Power, it would be better if she none in diplomatic circles.

  6. Barbara Brandstatter Bass says:

    As regards Powers, the article is factual; however, as regards the alleged quote attributed to Sarah Palin, Yanover should have checked the facts…Tina Fey said she could see Russia; Governor Palin said Russia could be seen from an Alaskan island..not where she resides.

  7. Millie Kashuk says:

    Another idiot in the Obama administration……….

  8. Kjeld Hesselmann says:

    What do you expect of an assistant to the Administration heading of a fool?

  9. Alex Bensky says:

    Just as a sidelight, Palin did not claim she could see Russia from her house. She said that Alaska was the only state where you could see Russia, which happens to be true. Tina Fey came up with that line about Palin's house when she was playing her on SNL.

    Incidentally, Palin was asked if it bothered her that Fey made her out to be a bubblehead when she imited her. No, Palin said, "When I imitate Tina Fey I make her out to be a bubblehead."

    It's curious that these calls to rise above violence and be forgiving and all are invariably addressed to Israel and Jews after they've been attacked. If Ms. Power has suggested this to the Palestinians, or even suggested that if they don't make concessions and confidence building steps they might suffer some consequences, I've missed it.

  10. Well, she was appointed by your American Sultan…
    But look at the good side, it would be worst if he did appoint Al Sharpton or Farrakhan

  11. Joel Goldberg says:

    I am not a Sarah Palin fan but she never said she could see Russia from her home. That was a line made up by Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live. It would help if you get your facts right.

  12. High IQ Power and Kerry?, I don't believe, a donkey has higher IQ than both.

  13. Michael Brenner says:

    It's a typo Yori. Get over it.

  14. Intelligent people run this country? now you know why we are in the mess we are in.!!

  15. Ted Kahn says:

    what was the typo to which you refer?

  16. Alan Rockman says:

    Yori, I would have agreed with you 100 percent but you lost me with that mean swipe at Al Haig…a true American statesman and a devoted friend of Israel. Apologize,

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