Politics

WH on Axelrod's ties to firms producing health care ads

FROM WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN BEN LA BOLT: "David Axelrod has fully complied with the toughest ever ethics rules for administration officials, including divesting from AKPD before the administration began. The notion that Mr. Axelrod should decline to participate in all health care policy work because his former firm -- from which he has divested himself -- has retained a single client which he has had no contact with is absurd."