Did Kathleen Sebelius Think She Was the Secretary of Defense?
Word is out tonight that Kathleen Sebelius, Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, is “stepping down.”
Ironically, my brother and a friend made a point of going to the Conference on World Affairs’ keynote address Secretary Sebelius gave here in Boulder on Monday. He told me about it afterward: It was, “Really boring…a mediocre representative of a mediocre presidency.”
That’s what I expected and that’s why I didn’t go. To say Obama’s is a mediocre presidency is so sad (we had such high hopes), but true.
After doing a bit of research for this post — on Obama’s Cabinet members — I was struck by how few I’d never heard of. I mean, I remember the likes of Surgeon General C. Everett Koop who made a lot of noise. He was fun and he made a difference. We don’t hear from them anymore.
How many of these Cabinet members have you hard of (me, about two)?
Sally Jewell (Secretary of the Interior)
Thomas E. Perez (Secretary of Labor)
Shaun L.S. Donovan (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development)
There’s a Secretary of Housing and Urban Development? Really?!! Does he/she ever emerge from his/her cave to say things about ah, housing and urban development? (Crickets.)
Ernest Moniz (Secretary of Energy)
Wrapping up, I’m thinking Ms. Sebelius never understood what her role was. Check out her Twitter avatar. She was the Secretary of Health and Human Services. I would think an avatar featuring a photo of her at a hospital or at a food bank would be more appropriate that this one. But, maybe that’s just me
Entry filed under: Obama -- Don't Count on My Vote.