Washington Insurance Commissioner Dismissed After Publishing Obama Critique

Commissioner ousted after publishing health care critique without receiving permission from the mayor's office

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The insurance commissioner for Washington, D.C. was dismissed after publishing a critique of President Obama’s decision to allow Americans to renew insurance plans that did not meet minimum coverage standards.

The New York Times reports that William P. White sought, but did not receive, permission from the office of Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to publish a critique of President Obama’s health care decision on Thursday. Within minutes of sending an email seeking approval, White’s office reportedly published a critique of the president’s decision on the city’s government website.

In an interview with the Times, White said that Washington’s deputy mayor told him that Mayor Gray had “decided to go in a different direction,” and that his services would no longer be needed. White has been the District of Columbia’s insurance commissioner for nearly three years.

[New York Times]

12 comments
TerryClifton02
TerryClifton02

Liberal Playbook Rule #34

Deflect, deflect, deflect, and when that comes up short, remember to play the moral equivalence card. 

Example: Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction.

CamoBerns
CamoBerns

Denial isn't only the President in the Oval Office, it is also a River in Egypt

S_Deemer
S_Deemer

This is the sort of thing I would expect in a business environment as well. Middle manager publishes something without permission, boss doesn't like it, hit the road, Jack. It may not be fair, but life isn't fair.

BruceStrong
BruceStrong

Biden/Clinton 2016 campaign slogan: "You idiots will believe anything we say!" and please remember that ObamaCare "is the law of the land..."

Openminded1
Openminded1

Obama's buddy the DC Mayor fires the Insurance chief, for bad critique of Obama, that is the way Barry does things or has things done.

barneydidit
barneydidit

@Openminded1 Oh yeah...I remember you openminded. You were the guy standing in line right behind me at those George Bush protests, loudly condemning his firing of all the federal attorneys based on purely political reasons.  It's good to see that you don't let party affiliations cloud your view of what constitutes proper political behavior...hypocrite. 

Openminded1
Openminded1

@barneydidit @Openminded1 Nice story jack ass, untrue but what I would expect from a bleeding heart liberal you guys will lie and deny about anything and everything just to make your simpleminded point.

barneydidit
barneydidit

@Openminded1 @barneydidit Not a problem Openminded, fortunately, I'm the proud parent of a 13 year old, and therefore am fairly familiar with trying to figure out what the point a Middle Schooler is trying to make. 

barneydidit
barneydidit

@Openminded1 @barneydidit Translation- "Stop pointing out obvious hypocritical behavior on my part!...I can only deflect by calling liberals names for so long".