“The most demonstrative pro-abortion governor in the history of the United States has been selected by President Obama to become the Health and Human Services Secretary. Even though I am excited to have our Governor ‘out of Dodge’ due to her horrible tax and spend policies as well as liberal thoughts on energy, I have great concern for the impact she will have in our nation regarding health care.”
When the mainstream national media writes things about Sebelius like “has a reputation of reaching across the aisle” (New York Times) they should ask some Kansans first. Kansas Liberty put it well:
You can tell where the post-announcement puffery surrounding the nomination of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as HHS secretary comes from by looking or the tell-tale phrase, “works across party lines.” If it’s in the piece, the writer’s from someplace far from Kansas. NPR’s pretty far from Kansas (even when they’re in Kansas). Here’s their take:
“In tapping Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for the role of secretary of health and human services, President Obama has selected a Democrat who has been able to work across party lines and maintain high approval ratings in an overwhelmingly Republican state.”
Other than fostering the image of Sebelius as a keg of Bud, there’s a problem with this analysis. Sebelius is the most polarizing governor in Kansas history. So, some background for outlanders: Kansas is a two-party state. One party represents conservative and centrist Republicans. The other party represents Pat Colloton, John Vratil, Mark Parkinson, all the Democrats, and Steve Morris when he’s talking to the national media. It’s simple.