Patching Things Up

| Fri Nov. 28, 2008 5:45 PM EST

PATCHING THINGS UP....Samantha Power, last heard from calling Hillary Clinton a "monster" and then apologizing fulsomely for it, is back:

State Department officials said Friday that Samantha Power is among a group of foreign policy experts that the president-elect's office selected to help the incoming administration prepare for Clinton's anticipated nomination as secretary of state.

....Clinton's office declined to comment on Power's inclusion in the State Department transition, but an official close to the Obama transition team said Power had ''made a gesture to bury the hatchet'' with Clinton and that it had been well-received.

If we accept the conventional wisdom that Obama's choice of Clinton as Secretary of State is a generous gesture meant to help unify the party, then there would be few more forthright ways for Clinton to reciprocate than by nominating Power for some kind of meaningful position at Foggy Bottom. It would be a good sign that those hatchets have been well and truly buried.

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