Daily Archives: Feb. 3, 2009

Sebelius for Health and Human Services?

Could the governor be heading to Washington D.C. after all?

With former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle withdrawing from consideration as Health and Human Services secretary on Tuesday, speculation about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ future has resurfaced.

Sebelius, a Democrat and early supporter of President Barack Obama, was frequently mention as a potential cabinent pick, particularly for slot from which Daschle just withdrew.

Daschle, a Democrat, took his name out of consideration after reports surfaced he had not paid more than $100,000 in taxes for a donated limousine.

In response to questions about her future, the governor’s press office released this statement late Tuesday:

“Today’s news about Senator Daschle is unfortunate. Governor Sebelius has enormous respect for Tom Daschle, his talents and his many years of service to our country.

“Governor Sebelius is focused on working through the challenges facing our state and continues to believe reforming health care is absolutely vital to our economic recovery.

“She will continue to do what she can to help President Obama fix our economy, improve our health care system and get America back on track.”

So what do you think?