The Obama White House seems to have a track record of losing its top female aides -- from domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes and deputy communications director Jen Psaki, to Anita Dunn and environmental adviser Carol Browner. Now, Obama's special assistant for legislative affairs is leaving too, and she's headed for Planned Parenthood.
Yes. Planned Parenthood announced Thursday that it had hired Dana Singiser as its vice president for public policy and government relations.
The Hill adds:
Singiser had been with the president since his 2008 campaign, and was a key part in the team that shepherded Obama's health care reform law through Congress.
“Dana Singiser is a highly respected advocate. We’re thrilled to have someone of Dana’s experience and caliber be a part of our team as we focus on expanding access to health care and making the new health care reform law a tangible reality for women across the country,” said Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards in a statement.
Singiser also worked on Hillary Clinton's primary campaign, as the staff director for the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, and in the Clinton White House.
From presidential aide to Planned Parenthood lobbyist. Does the career move come as a surprise?