Conservative Think Tank Ousts David Frum

He called health care reform a disaster for the right
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2010 4:16 PM CDT
Conservative Think Tank Ousts David Frum
A file photo of David Frum.   (Getty Images)

David Frum has been ousted from the conservative American Enterprise Institute days after calling health care reform a political disaster for the right. Frum tells the Washington Post that "there was no suggestion from the AEI" that his scathing column on Sunday (read it here) led to his dismissal, but he declined to offer specifics. His resignation announcement refers to an "unexpected conclusion" of his AEI role.

"Effective immediately, my position as a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute is terminated," it reads. "I have had many fruitful years at (AEI), and I do regret this abrupt and unexpected conclusion of our relationship." Frum will appear on MSNBC's Countdown at 8pm EST, notes Michael Calderone of Politico. The Wall Street Journal took aim at Frum this week in an editorial, saying that he "makes his living as the media's go-to basher of fellow Republicans."
(More David Frum stories.)

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