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Linda Douglass leaving White House

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's Howard Kurtz in our 44 blog:

Linda Douglass, the network TV correspondent who became a top pitchwoman for President Obama's health care plan, is leaving the White House.

She sounds like she needs a break; her last day is April 16, and she leaves for vacation the next day.

The former ABC News reporter, who became a traveling spokeswoman for the Obama campaign, found herself in the midst of the fierce battle over health-care reform. She called her departure "bittersweet."

"After nearly 2 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. She said she will be "cheering with pride from the sidelines as this historic law takes effect."

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By Ed O'Keefe  | April 8, 2010; 2:35 PM ET
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Hi--Linda Douglass--Bye Linda...

Posted by: rw62827 | April 8, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Ah, committment.

Posted by: fireball72 | April 8, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

"She said she will be "cheering with pride from the sidelines as this historic law takes effect."

Seems to me that she's running away to avoid getting splattered with the dark brown stuff that will result from this.

Posted by: EddietheInfidel | April 8, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

It apparently is harder writing Democratic press releases than just printing them as she did at ABC.

Posted by: macombbob | April 9, 2010 6:43 AM | Report abuse

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