How is this for irony? After spending 2012 scourging Mitt Romney as a heartless capitalist for working at Bain & Co., President Obama is now betting on another former Bain consultant, Jeffrey Zients, to rescue his trouble-plagued Healthcare.gov website.
Obama named Zients, currently the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, to lead the “tech surge” to address the many problems with website. “Jeff will provide short-term advice, assessments and recommendations,” Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday.
Zients previously worked at the management consulting firm Bain & Co., from August 1988 to June 1990. This was the same company that got Romney, who joined Bain in 1991, labeled as a “vulture capitalist” during the election.
John Stewart suffers severe Bain trauma.