She wasn’t at the Rose Garden ceremony
Yes I know, ObamaCare is a huge, huge success. So incredibly huge that most people hate it and its 'success' came from forcing people who had lost their health insurance because of ObamaCare to sign up for its worthless policies.
And now that Obama Inc. is celebrating its 'success', it's the perfect time to shove Sebelius quietly out the door without it looking like a punishment for failure.
But I'm sure she's just 'retiring to spend more time with her family.'
Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy…
Allegedly she jumped rather than waiting to be pushed, but the Times catches something I missed last week. She wasn’t at the Rose Garden ceremony where O declared Mission Accomplished after they hit seven million. Hard to believe she wouldn’t want to be there to join the victory lap after taking so much grief from so many sides for so long over the website. Was she not invited?
Sebelius does deserve some of the blame.
While ObamaCare is inherently unworkable, the bad decisions at the top turned Healthcare.gov into an expensive disaster. In any ordinary circumstance, wasting that much money on a non-working website would have lead to a resignation.
Obama Inc. and its media outlets are spinning this as Sebelius nobly taking the fall to avoid negative Republican attacks, which is a neat feint since it's rather doubtful that she suddenly decided to leave voluntarily just when she would be able to claim credit for getting the job done.
The UK's Guardian, a left-wing paper, is much less invested in kissing Obama's feet, and so the headline is a blast of media reality.
"Health secretary Kathleen Sebelius quits after botched Obamacare rollout"