At the White House, even unceremonious resignations come with ceremonies, so Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius got to say good-bye in public today after taking the fall for the fumbled heath-care rollout. “She’s got bumps, I’ve got bumps, bruises,” said President Obama, who admitted that the administration “lost the first quarter” of enrollment, but praised the end result. “Under Kathleen’s leadership, her team at HHS turned the corner, got it fixed, got the job done, and the final score speaks for itself.”
“There are 7 and a half million people across country that have security of health insurance, most of them for the very first time, and that’s because of the woman standing next to me here today, and we are proud of her for that,” Obama added. “That’s a historic accomplishment.”
But when it came time for Sebelius to speak, well … “Unfortunately, a page is missing,” she said.