Thursday, 23 April 2009

Republicans Blocking Sebelius Nomination? Madness

Just a quick post to say that the Republicans' current efforts to block the nomination of Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services is... flat out crazy.

They describe her as a "fairly contentious" candidate.

She's the Governor of Kansas. KANSAS. One of the most conservative states in the country.

And she's extremely popular there, with a reputation for pragmatism and problem solving. She's exceptionally well qualified. And she's pretty much the exact opposite of contentious. Except, of course, that she is a Democrat.

The Wichita Eagle editorial department blog writes of the GOP obstruction: "Many of the Kansans of both parties who elected Sebelius to statewide office four times may have trouble recognizing thier cautious, middle-of-the-road governor in the portrait painted nationally of an abortion- and socialism-loving tax cheat."

Seriously, the Republicans need to get a grip. Not only is the obstructionism annoying, but the country actually needs a non-insane second Party.

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