Stephen Colbert calls John McCain a Minotaur in Samantha Powers' presence

Appearing on the Colbert Report on Monday to promote her new book about Brazilian diplomat Segio Viera de Mello, Samantha Power passed on a chance to spin her Hillary Clinton “monster” comment. The former foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama didn’t bite at Colbert’s suggestion that Power actually meant that Clinton was a beneficent monster in the likes of Cookie Monster, even when Colbert offered to one-up her by calling John McCain a Minotaur.

The fun is at the beginning, as the interview moves quickly to the book (which sounds like a worthwhile lesson on modern diplomacy). Take a look:

Colbert’s suggestion that both the Clinton and Obama camps will continue to lose staff to offensive comments, leading to sandpit wrestling between the two candidates, has some potential to be the least messy and complicated means to bring an end to the nomination process. Short of a wrestling match, we’ll see how long we have to wait as to whether Colbert’s suggested campaign slogan of, “C is for Clinton, that’s good enough for me,” proves to be the case.