Saturday, February 28, 2009

Obama picks Sebelius...breaking news...

From The New York Times:

February 28, 2009, 6:11 pm
Obama Is Said to Pick Kansas Governor for Health Post
By Peter Baker
WASHINGTON – President Obama asked Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas to become his nominee for secretary of health and human services on Saturday, tapping a red state ally to help him push through his ambitious plan to remake the nation’s health care system.

Ms. Sebelius accepted the president’s invitation and will be introduced by Mr. Obama at the White House on Monday, said an administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid upstaging the formal announcement. The selection comes just days before Mr. Obama hosts a health care summit at the White House next week.

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