Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Don't fire Kathleen Sebelius; her boss is the problem

Sebelius says she won't be signing up - CNS
Pressure is mounting in some quarters for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to be made the sacrificial lamb for the abysmal failure of - Mark Tapscott/Washington Examiner

There were more than sufficient grounds to terminate Sebelius during Obama's first term, not the least of which was her extorting contributions to promote Obamacare from the same health insurance providers HHS regulates under the program.

But Sebelius is not the major reason for the Obamacare website's epic flop from its first minute of operation on Oct. 1. The person who should be fired sits in the Oval Office.

All The President’s Bad News Gatekeepers - Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion

Obama knew nothing. Again.

Kathleen Sebelius is insistent that no one told Obama prior to October 1 that testing and evaluation had indicated likely would fail.

Not even as a government “shutdown” was looming over the issue of delaying the individual mandate for a year? Even though an inoperable website would justify the Republican position? Even though a failure of the website would be a major embarrassment?