Little noticed in President Obama’s interview with Chuck Todd Thursday was that Obama pointedly avoided saying he still has confidence in HHS Secretary Sebelius.
Look closely at the answers and you’ll notice he passes on the opportunity, even as he lauds her in other ways. He understands the question, and he understands what his response is supposed to be. And he doesn’t give it.
Whatever her charms and strengths, Sebelius oversaw a process that threatens to ruin the one major achievement of Obama’s presidency. It’s not a good achievement, but it’s an achievement. And he must be furious.
Were this corporate life, her buttocks would have been hustled out the door so fast she wouldn’t even have had time to say “severance.”