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…
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 25, 2013
*Or, indeed, any other noun that starts with an S.