Healthcare accomplished, the messenger is leaving
Here’s an example of quitting while you’re ahead.
Linda Douglass took on what some last year might have considered an unenviable task — pushing the message of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform against a tide of criticism and a history of failure by past administrations.
Remember, last year it did not always seem like a go.
But now that healthcare reform is in fact the law of the land, the former ABC News correspondent turned Obama campaign spokeswoman turned administration healthcare reform messenger has decided now would be a good time to leave and get back to basics.
“It has been a tremendous honor to serve the President, and leaving this great team is bittersweet. After nearly two years of work that has been exhilarating and grueling in equal measure, I am going to step off the treadmill for awhile and rediscover the experience of dining with my husband on a regular basis,” Douglass said in a statement.
“It has been a privilege to be part of the health care team, and I will be cheering with pride from the sidelines as this historic law takes effect,” she said.
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said that “Linda has been and will continue to be a valued advisor to this President and this White House. She was instrumental in the passage of historic health reform. We’ll miss her hard work and the cheer she brought to the effort.”
Photo Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing (Linda Douglass in middle)
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