- Aug 2, 2001
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/11/dunn-out-pfeiffer-up-at-white-house-communications-shop.htmlAnita Dunn, the White House communications director, is leaving the White House at the end of the month, sources tell ABC News. She will remain a consultant to the White House advising with long-term communications planning and other strategic issues.
Dunn will be replaced by the deputy communications director, Dan Pfeiffer.
Dunns departure was expected; she came on board temporarily earlier this year when communications director Ellen Moran left for a more family-friendly position at the Department of Commerce. Dunn, who advised then-Sen. Obama during the campaign, always said she was here temporarily because she wants to spend more time with her teenage son.
Its always due to family reasons, but one wonders how much the Fox News dust-up she started factored into this. While I think she is correct in that Fux is not a mainstream news organization and often disingenuous, I don't think its helpful for the WH to be leading the charge. Little too George W Douchy IMO.