Tuesday

Yeah! Sebeluis set to be approved.



MSNBC reports that “Health secretary set to be confirmed amid crisis” Complete article can be found here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30450143

Imagine my excitement to find that Kathleen Sebelius we set to be approved. What an outstanding nominee for Health Secretary. With an impressive lack of accomplishments and a far left liberal ideology President Obama could not have found a better pick, except maybe for Tom Daschle.

The article begins:

WASHINGTON - The Senate was set to approve President Barack Obama's nominee for health and human services secretary Tuesday, giving the agency a leader in the midst of the swine flu outbreak.

Morning debate and an afternoon vote were scheduled to confirm Kathleen Sebelius, the two-term Democrat governor of Kansas. She was expected to get the 60 votes needed in the Democratic-led Senate, though perhaps with little margin to spare.

Well no real surprise here the Republican minority is all but impotent in the face of large majorities of Democrats in both houses. It would be nice however to see a straight party line vote as a show of protest against such a partisan liberal nominee.

Anti-abortion groups have been lobbying Republican senators to vote against Sebelius, criticizing her stances on abortion and her ties to a late-term abortion doctor who donated to her campaigns. Sebelius initially underreported to senators the size of those donations, though she apologized and said it was an inadvertent error.

Inadvertent errors seem to plague Obama appointments. Math errors seem to be particularly common which is a bit disconcerting considering most these appointments are tasked with math related duties. Another testament to our educational system.

Having said that the math errors are not what are troubling about this appointment, it is her radical left views. For instance Sebelius has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood and they have conducted fundraising activity on her behalf. Sebelius vetoed anti-abortion legislation in Kansas in 2003, 2005, 2006, and again in 2008.

Sebelius also vetoed House Substitute for Senate Bill 389, titled the Comprehensive Abortion Reform Act by its sponsors. Proponents of the bill claimed the legislation would strengthen late-term abortion laws and prevent "coerced abortions," particularly with respect to minors.

It gets better:

Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Fred Naumann asked that Sebelius no longer receive Holy Communion because of her position on abortion. Naumann criticized Sebelius for vetoing HS SB 389.

Sebelius has also been associated physician George Tiller. Commentators in Kansas have publicly criticized Sebelius's HHS nomination, accusing her of taking campaign donations from Tiller, who is the medical director of an abortion clinic in Wichita which is alleged to be involved with performing late term abortions.

Wow, and I’ll bet it’s still a mystery to the media why she is considered a controversial candidate. It’s likely that they will never understand why we are discontent with having these radicals shoved down our throat. These nominees represent an anathema to all that conservatives stand for.

If her abortions stance was not enough to raise the ire of the conservatives her record on 2nd amendment rights and same sex marriage would be enough to send most conservatives screaming into the night, but I digress.

The article went on to say:

If she is confirmed, Sebelius would have an immediate challenge because of the swine flu outbreak. With no HHS secretary in place, the White House has turned to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to help lead its response, even while insisting that vacancies at the top of HHS were not a problem.


Uh, I think we have seen this before. Remember when Timothy Geithner was appointed to his post with absolutely no support staff in place? How did that work out for the nation? It seems that the circus continues and we are a captive audience to an inept group of performers. I apologize to circus performers across the nation who will, no doubt, lament the loss of dignity conveyed by such a comparison.

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