Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is getting all kinds of mentions — not all flattering — as a possible nominee for Health and Human Services secretary. Numerous papers picked up an Associated Press story Saturday saying the Kansas governor “is very near the top of President Obama’s list of candidates.” The Fix, the political blog at Washingtonpost.com, called Sebelius “clearly a serious contender” but cautioned that “one White House official warns that the reporting is getting ahead of itself and that the process remains ‘wide open’.”
Meanwhile, the HillBuzz blog has its own take on the possibility, with this headline: “Politico claims The Cryptkeeper’s going to be Health and Human Services Secretary.”
And Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson told AP he’s ready to serve if Sebelius heads to Washington — but he still doesn’t plan to run for governor in 2010.