On the heels of what many describe as a disastrous appearance before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Obama Cabinet member responsible for the equally disastrous roll out of the ObamaCare internet site was bestowed a gift that she apparently didn't appreciate, as reported by The Business Insider on Nov. 2, 2013.
Upon her arrival in Tennessee to garner support for the Affordable Care Act (aka: ObamaCare) the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was presented a soft cover copy of "Websites for Dummies" by State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown).
By the look on Madame Secretary's face, she was not amused.
In Memphis to correct what she describes as an "extraordinary" amount of misinformation regarding ObamaCare, Sebelius gave a rambling and somewhat confusing statement to the assembled press corps:
If 55% of the people understand a little more about how it affects them and their families, that means that 45% of the people still don't have any idea, and may have believed that there is anything from death panels for Medicare constituents or something will happen to their health benefits or any number of things that continue to be said over and over again.
"Whatever" is the new "What Difference Does It Make"...
During her testimony two days prior before the House Committee, Sebelius had more than a few sparks fly between her and Rep. Greg Harper (R-MS.).
When the distinguished gentleman from the Magnolia State pressed Sebelius if it was she or Barack Obama who was ultimately responsible for the debacle that was the public debut of the HealthCare.gov website.
Sebelius initially stuck to her guns that it was she who was responsible.
After a bit of back-and-forth between the dueling duo, the Congressman representing the central region of Mississippi hammered home to Sebelius:
While I think it's great that you're a team player and you're taking responsibility, it is the President's ultimate responsibility, correct?
A noticeably irritated Sebelius responded:
Well, you're clearly, uh, whatever.
After regaining her composure, the embattled Secretary stated flatly:
Yes. He is the President.
He is responsible for government programs.