Sunday, March 1, 2009

Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS) Will Be Our Next Secretary of Health and Human Services

She, as Obama, is known to broker bridges on both sides of the aisle, will be announced the next Secretary of Health and Human Services by President Obama tomorrow.

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius accepted President Obama's nomination to become Health and Human Services Secretary this afternoon, according to administration officials. Sebelius will replace former senator Thomas A. Daschle, who withdrew from consideration last month.

"This evening, the President asked Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to serve as his Secretary of Health and Human Services, and she accepted," one administration official said. "The President will formally announce the nomination on Monday afternoon at the White House."

Several Democratic sources said, however, that it is less likely the moderate Democrat will be offered the job of director of a new White House Office of Health Reform, a post Daschle had negotiated for himself as a way to increase his influence in the new administration.


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