Samantha Power better have serious diplomatic skills: She's taking a foreign police job requiring "close contract and potential travel" with the woman she called a "monster," Hillary Clinton.

Citing anonymous sources, the Associated Press reports Samantha will be hired as senior director for multilateral affairs at the National Security Council. Power is a Harvard professor and former journalist who served as an Obama adviser until told the Scotsman how she felt about her candidate's rival in the Democratic primary:

"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.

Power soon apologized, but also lashed out at Clinton for using her remarks in political attack ads.

The secret to getting back into the administration's good graces appears to be some sort of unspecified "gesture to bury the hatched" she made to Clinton just after the election, said to be well received. She then got included in the State Department transition team.

The lesson: An eloquent and sincere apology can undo nearly any regrettable insult. (Alternately: If someone really wants to hire you, he'll make your future boss promise to be nice to you, in exchange for her job.)