Monday, March 2, 2009

Obama picks Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to head HHS

President Obama today picked Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to head the office of Health & Human Services.

And almost immediately the hate-mongering
anti-choice crowd, seemingly stranded on the shores of civil dialogue, started throwing threats and barbs around.

A Roman Catholic who supports abortion rights, Sebelius' nomination prompted angry reactions from anti-abortion groups. Groups including Operation Rescue and Concerned Women for America vowed to mobilize against her nomination. The American Life League said it was rolling out a "STOP Sebelius" petition and asking other anti-abortion groups to join.

Meanwhile, on saner shores, labor unions, the American Medical Association and the Hispanic advocacy group National Council of La Raza applauded the nomination.

Returning health care to an issue based on real science and real needs is the goal here. We've survived 8 years of health care being held hostage to
right-wing ideology. No more! It's time to move on.

It's time to move on and get to the business of the people - reforming health care and providing coverage for everyone.

As Kansas' former insurance commissioner Sebelius
has a ready-to-go understanding of health markets.

She's a sound pick to head HHS

I applaud President Obama's pick.

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