Allahpundit included this in his QOTD last night, but it really deserves its own post just for the sheer cluelessness of the statement. It’s not quite “Let them eat cake” (which Marie Antoinette never actually said, by the way), but it’s not far off, either. And the bigger takeaway isn’t just about Kathleen Sebelius (via The Corner):
REPORTER: Who have you fired?
SEBELIUS: No one – no one has been fired. My goal is to actually get the website up and running.
REPORTER: [Crosstalk] What is your response to those who are calling for you to resign?
SEBELIUS: Well, the majority of people calling for me to resign I would say are people who I don’t work for and who do not want this program to work in the first place. I have had frequent conversations with the president and I have committed to him that my role is to get the program up and running and we will do just that.
Perhaps Sebelius missed this point in high-school civics, but federal employees actually work for all of us. Sebelius obviously means that Barack Obama hasn’t demanded her resignation, but that’s just as obviously apparent, or she’d already be out of a job. There probably isn’t any way she could have said this any worse, politically speaking. Why not just say, “The President hasn’t asked me to resign, so there’s nothing else to discuss”?
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