Oct
24
2013

See, this is why Kathleen Sebelius was never a serious Presidential candidate.

Because serious Presidential candidates don’t say stupid stuff* like this in public:

Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius responded moments ago to questions about whether she will resign in the wake of the Affordable Care Act’s problematic rollout. Her response is raising some eyebrows.

“My goal is to actually get the website up and running,” she told reporters. “The majority of people calling for me to resign I would say are people who I don’t work for and who do not want this program to work in the first place. I have had frequent conversations with the president and I have committed to him that my role is to get the program up and running and we will do just that.”

Video at the link: no, she was not taken out of context.  Yes, she probably is the exact sort of elitist snob that thinks that sporting a massive sense of entitlement and general disdain for the American people will compensate for the bone-crushing shame she feels for being born in flyover country.  Certainly, you can’t throw a rock in Dizzy City without crippling three people who think precisely like Kathleen Sebelius does.  And, yes, some of us do take seriously the notion that bureaucratic appointees really do happen to work for the entire American people, and not just for the one person whose rear is currently sitting behind the big desk in the Oval Office.

Not that it really matters.  Sebelius’s political career was over before this incident, and there’s a limit to how far the rubble can bounce.  She might as well start looking for a friendly lobbying company; I understand that’s where we mercifully stash all of our failed politicians…

Via

Moe Lane

*Or, indeed, any other noun that starts with an S.

14 Comments

  • Catseyes says:

    Don’t see her as having a future as a lobbyist, some failures follow you for the rest of your life and any company who hired her would risk having that failure rub off on them. Stick a fork in her she’s done.

    • acat says:

      Had a rather long argument, in another forum, with a person who insisted that Lois Lerner had a bright future.
      .
      Mew

      • midwestconservative says:

        As what?!? Pat Quinn’s consolation prize when he loses the Governor’s Race in 2014?!?

  • Spegen says:

    Have to at least give her credit for honesty. Hopefully history won’t be kind to her

    • BigGator5 says:

      History never vilifies cabinet members, only Presidents. Without looking it up, name President Jimmy Carter’s first Energy Secretary. All we remember is that under President Carter, there was a gas shortage.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Who consider Kathleen Sebelius a serious presidential candidate? I want names, so I can mock them!

    • qixlqatl says:

      IIRC (and I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong), at one point Kathleen Sebelius did…

    • midwestconservative says:

      Back when she was the “popular” Governor of Kansas several Dems and Republicans did ( they thought the same about Big Sis Janet)
      A Redstate Dem Governor appears to be a smart choice for a Dem nominee, but the pukes at the DNC are insistent in nominating Progressives from the Beltway ( Obama and Clinton being exceptions) Hence Warren or Booker will be the nominee in 2016. Or maybe Cuomo

  • Herp McDerp says:

    “The majority of people calling for me to resign I would say are people who I don’t work for and who do not want this program to work in the first place.”
     
    This statement works just as well if you assume that she’s in charge of making Prohibition “work.”
     
    Hey! It even works if it’s said by the Secretary of Slavery, Torture, and Murder.

  • Finrod says:

    The only reason she was ever considered at all as a Presidential candidate is that the Democratic bench is so weak as to make the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-7) look like Super Bowl contenders.

    • Herp McDerp says:

      Yeah, but the other thing that’s weak is the mind of anyone who votes for Democrats, so she might have had a shot after all.

    • Luke says:

      Has the bench gotten deeper?
      .
      As I recall, last time it was so shallow that a person with no executive experience, and only two years as a legislature (during which he never accomplished anything, voted “present” an awful lot, and still managed to have a voting record to the left of an avowed Socialist) won.
      .
      And then beat our nominee like a pinata.

      • midwestconservative says:

        The Dem bench is worse now. They’ve got two flunky Governors ( O’Malley and Dean) a soon to be Flunky Governor ( Cuomo) and a crazy socialist from MA (Warren)
        They’ve got a couple of decent people to be VPs ( Klobuchar and Heitkamp) and two decent candidates who could run, but progressives ( who hate Hillary) would back Hillary over them
        And they are Schweitzer and Mark Warner.
        The flat out scariest candidate would be Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, but Dems aren’t going to nominate a blue dog.

  • Subotai Bahadur says:

    In a sense she is right.

    We do pay their salary. However, we have no input into the day to day conduct of the government, and there is no one in power in the government speaking for us. She [and the entire Executive branch absent the military, plus most of the Legislative and much of the Judicial] work for and are loyal to Buraq Hussein and the Leftist agenda. If someone works for you, not only do you pay their wages; you can hire and fire them. We can do neither.

    There can be no doubt that if she had a history of supporting the rule of law and the Constitution, she would never have been hired. And that if she ever chooses the law and Constitution over the whim of Buraq Hussein, she would be lucky to be just fired.

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