Truth is an absolute defense to libel.

[Samantha] Power told The Scotsman Mrs Clinton was stopping at nothing to try to seize the lead from Mr Obama.

“We f***** up in Ohio,” she admitted. “In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio’s the only place they can win.

“She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything,” Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark.

“Interestingly, the people in her innermost circle seem to not mind her; I think they really love her.”…

“You just look at her and think: ergh. But if you are poor and she is telling you some story about how Obama is going to take your job away, maybe it will be more effective. The amount of deceit she has put forward is really unattractive.”

She’ll have some fun with this tomorrow as an example of Obama’s fresh, new, “healing” tone. As for that horrible idea to play to Obama’s strength by holding a do-over caucus in Michigan in lieu of a primary, the monster has at last bared her fangs. And not just her, either. Over to you, Dean-o.

Update: Speaking of monsters, I’ve used the “King Kong clinging to the Empire State Building” analogy for our gal at least twice before. Let this make three. She’s going to fall, it’s just a matter of when:

We know that Hillary is unlikely to quit. This will leave it up to the superdelegates to figure out how to settle on a nominee. With 205 already committed to Obama, he would need another 200 uncommitted superdelegates to get to the magic number of 2025 delegates needed to nominate. But that’s only under my crazy pro-Hillary projections. More likely, Obama would need about 50-100 of the approximately 500 uncommitted superdelegates, which shouldn’t be too difficult.