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Kathleen Sebelius mulls idea of running for U.S. Senate

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This year’s most improbable candidate for political office has got to be disgraced Health and Human Resource Secretary Kathleen Sebelius who "resigned" her post last week in the wake of the disastrous Obamacare roll out. Yesterday she announced she’s “mulling” a run for the U.S. Senate in Kansas.

Speaking on “The Steve Malzberg Show” Tuesday, Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a bitter opponent of Obamacare said, "I cannot imagine that she could think she could go back to Kansas after, as she said, she was responsible for the debacle of the HealthCare.gov rollout. There's no way Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius can win a Senate seat,” Blackburn said.

Like many in Washington, Blackburn was stunned at the news Sebelius is contemplating such a career move. "I cannot imagine her saying, 'I'm going to go put my name on the ballot.' That would be a seat that a Republican would certainly win," Blackburn said Wednesday.

Rep. Blackburn had a two-fold reason to be on Malzberg’s program. She is also concerned that former IRS official Lois Lerner wanted to unleash the Justice Department on the tea party, religious groups and other conservative organizations, according to Judicial Watch.

The IRS scandal shows all the signs of becoming another Watergate as more and more government names are implicated in what amounts to a cover-up. "It shows a complete disregard for the ethics and integrity of what they are sworn to do and supposed to do with the IRS," said Blackburn, who is vice chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

If the IRS scandal ends up in House and Senate hearings this summer, it may be the last time for at least two years Democrats are the minority in both Houses.

They may look back and have people like Kathleen Sebelius to thank for that. Actually she'll be just one of many.

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