By Aaron C. Davis, Monday, November 18, 6:08 AM | Wasington Post
Documents and interviews show that criticism of William P. White was immediate and fierce inside Gray’s office last week when White issued a statement critical of President Obama’s proposed fix to part of the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
In a fast-moving series of events, tempers flared and White was fired less than a day later despite a late-night apology in a voicemail left on Gray’s cellphone and a lengthy mea culpa via e-mail to the mayor’s senior staff.
According to a copy of that e-mail reviewed Sunday night by The Washington Post, White wrote that he took “full responsibility” for his statement questioning the wisdom of Obama’s plan. He also wrote that he would work to fix “any problems or misconceptions that might result from my action.”
White was among the first of several insurance commissioners last week to push back against Obama’s plan to let millions of Americans who unexpectedly lost their insurance try to keep their plans for one more year.
The body count is adding up, giving new meaing to the words “road kill”.
Who knew Obama’s “this one is on us” apology would cost the commissioner his job? But that’s the way their bus rolls.