She campaigned tirelessly for Barack Obama.. she welcomed him to Topeka during a tribute dinner at the Ramada Hotel downtown. But when decision day arrived, Governor Kathleen Sebelius passed up, or was not invited to join, one of the most exclusive clubs in Washington.. the President's Cabinet. There's an undercurrent of opinion that Sebelius told reporters she was committed to helping Kansas solve its budget crisis, because she was passed over for the job she really wanted. But you'd have to ask Sebelius directly if that was the case, and you would likely not get an answer.
The reaction this week is Sebelius would be ready to serve if called to duty to solve our nation's health care crisis. A turnaround of sentiment now that her name is on the front burner for the job it's believed she wanted all along.. and would be good at.. Health and Human Services. Kansas' governor is on the short list of candidates given her experience as Insurance Commissioner, and head of the National Association of ALL the Insurance Commissioners. She is extremely well-versed in universal health care coverage issues, and it's a story we're watching very closely here at WIBW with Tom Daschle's departure from the scene over late paid taxes for car-and-driver Sebelius in State of Union Response services he used.
Should Kathleen Sebelius stay on the job as Governor during this crucial legislative session, or do you think Kansas and the nation would be better served if she departed for DC? RH