Friday, April 11, 2014

White House Retweet: 'Kathleen Sebelius Is Resigning Because Obamacare Has Won'

    The first official word from the Obama administration on Kathleen Sebelius's resignation as secretary of health and human services is a retweet by the official White House Twitter account of a tweet by Vox.com's Ezra Klein:

    After news broke yesterday of Sebelius's imminent departure, Klein quickly posted an article entitled "Kathleen Sebelius is resigning because Obamacare has won."  The article was largely met with derision on the right, and even mainstream news reporting called into question the victorious characterization of Sebelius's exit.
    The president is set to speak at eleven o'clock Friday morning and is expected to announce that Sylvia Mathews Burwell, currently director of the Office of Management and Budget, will take Sebelius's place.

Note: A version of this post first appeared at The Weekly Standard.  Some nice coverage at Memeorandum, too.

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