Friday, March 07, 2008
A little too earnest
Irish-born Samantha Power was due to appear in a RTE documentary called The Importance of Being Irish, a four-part celebration of the achievements of the Irish dispora. Presumably the spot has already been taped, although the series only begins to air during "St Patrick's Week". One wonders therefore how RTE will handle Power's loss of one of her job titles, as a foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama following the Scotsman's publication of her comment describing Hillary Clinton as a monster. Which, for someone who writes about genocide, is a strange comment to make.