White House adviser to leave position
June 27th, 2012
09:14 AM ET
2 years ago

White House adviser to leave position

(CNN) – Kenneth Baer, a senior adviser in the White House, will leave his position at the end of next week, Baer confirmed Wednesday to CNN.

Baer serves as the associate director of communications and strategic planning in the Office of Management and Budget.

He plans to return to the private sector, though did not specify where he will work, after taking a family vacation.

Prior to his current role, Baer served a senior speechwriter to Vice President Gore and co-founded “Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.”

– CNN Correspondent Athena Jones contributed to this report.


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  1. Another White Lie

    Mr. Holder should be joining him in the unemployment line.

    June 27, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  2. betterdays

    "Associate director of communications and strategic planning in the Office of Management and Budget?" What budget?They'll have to somehow locate him under all of the cobwebs in order to get him out of there...

    June 27, 2012 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    Get another wise guy....not end of the world!!!

    June 27, 2012 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  4. Fair is Fair

    He'd be out of a job come January anyway... just getting a jump on the competition for a real job.

    June 27, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  5. Jesus Christ Superstar

    He plans to return to the private sector, though did not specify where he will work, after taking a family vacation.

    So I guess the private sector IS doing fine. Obama 2012!

    June 27, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  6. w l jones

    He could advice the Democratic in a journal of Ideal how ancient civilization use construction keep it people busey while maintain control of it way of life for many many years

    June 27, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  7. Larry in Houston

    Now, axelrod & plouffe needs to follow suit. Otherwise – obama is sunk, unless he can get the 18 – 34 yr olds who are registered voters – to vote, in the sunshine state / the buckeye state, & the keystone state. If he does that, he will win re-election.

    June 27, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  8. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of OBAMA FAILURE

    Smart guy... getting a job on a new job and not waiting until the entire Obama adminstration is looking come November.

    June 27, 2012 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  9. DougT.

    Just another defector of the Obama Administration. The good ones get wise and leave. The rest of his goofy "advisors" stay on and just keep leading him into more darkness. So be it. Never saw so much turnover in a Presidential Administration as there's been in Obama's. Part of the reason he can't get his act together and put America on a solid course is his inability to keep good people. Constant turnover is never a good sign.

    June 27, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |