Her general incompetence, not her stance on abortion, should keep Kathleen Sebelius from becoming Secretary of Health and Human Services
There are only two things she excels at: incompetence, and zombieism.
And zombieism isn’t even (technically) a real thing, but it’s the best description we can come up with for her appearance on television, whenever she has tried to plead the case for anything important (or when she embarrassed herself in January 2008 by turning the Democrats’ State of the Union rebuttal into an Obama campaign commercial — and a poorly delivered, sleep-inducing one at that).
The MSM is intent on skirting the issue of Sebelius’ incompetence and lack of all the necessary tools and skills to make healthcare reform in this country a reality. Instead, the MSM claims Sebelius will be attacked because of her stance on abortion.
Abortion and “Gay Marriage” are the two Pavlovian bells the MSM rings when it wants to distract the public from something else, and to derail a substantive argument with zealotry and emotional terrorism.
The sad thing is, it works like a charm every time.
For Republicans, Sebelius might actually be an ideal Obama H&HS Secretary, as she will not accomplish a single thing in her tenure. Because of her lack of general intelligence, political ability, common sense, or charisma, she will fail at every initiative she attempts, and will most likely become so discouraged by her own performance that after attempting three or four things, she’ll just start coming into the office every day to hold meetings that don’t matter and make objects d’art from the paper clips and staples on her clutter-free, accomplishments-bare desk.
Sounds a lot like her time as Governor of Kansas.
For Democrats who actually want to see healthcare reformed, Sebelius is a terrible choice.
As much as we don’t like him, Howard Dean would have been a better pick. As much as the people of Michigan don’t like her, Jennifer Granholm would have been better than Sebelius. We are stunned we are about to say this, but even CLAIRE McCASKILL, the absolute worst member of the United States Senate, could have done a better job as H&HS Secretary than Sebelius (McCaskill, though proven unable to think for herself or make good decisions, at least has a fire inside her that pushes for the causes her children bug her to believe in).
Sebelius is as fired up and ready to fight as a soggy cucumber sandwich on moldy Wonder bread.
Ed Rendell would have been a wonderful H&HS Secretary — because he’d kick ass and take names, which is what’s needed at one of the most Soviet of all of our government departments. When something is as broken as Health and Human Services, and is so riddled with chaos and ineptitude, a milquetoast incompetent like Sebelius is the last thing that Department needs, since it’s filled to capacity with just that to begin with.
The abortion business could be the MSM looking for a story, or it could be an ingenious circumvention of the real flaw in Sebelius’ candidacy: her own lack of ability, energy, or capacity to actually do the job that’s being put in front of her. If people are all fired up along the usual abortion battle lines, perhaps the thinking is that no one will notice Sebelius is the wrong person for the position — because in the default battle mode everyone’s fallen into for 30 years, everything else becomes irrelevant.
And that works to great advantage for someone as irrelevant as Kathleen Sebelius.
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