Hillary Clinton has claimed the head of a key member of Barack Obama's campaign who called her a 'monster'. Samantha Power used the M-word in an interview with the Scotsman, apparently saying that the it was off the record.
The paper printed the insult, on the basis that the interview was said in advance to be off the record and therefore that anything Power said was fair game.
Hillary then jumped in and, to prove that she is not someone who eats people up and spits them out, called for Power to be sacked.
There are some challenging ethical issues here. I think when people try to spin things with off the record attacks, it's just hard luck when it backfires. But it doesn't look like Power was doing that. She was promoting her book in the UK with little expectation that anything she said would affect the campaign in the US.
Ironically, the New Statesman has a profile of Power.