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Secretary Sebelius conspicuously missing from White House press conference

For months, the ‘poster child’ for all that is wrong with Obamacare has been Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Everything but torches and a rope have been suggested for her demise, but the president has held firm and never mentioned firing her.

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Yesterday raised more questions than could be answered concerning Ms. Sebelius’s status. The White House held a press conference to discuss Obamacare's enrollment numbers, but where was Secretary Sebelius?

The White House press corps couldn’t locate her. The White House reaffirmed its support for her before the press conference, but she was definitely missing. Is it an invisible pink slip she has gotten?

Sure, the Obamacare launch was bad. But Sebelius was never singled out by any member of President Obama’s staff even after the media provided all the comfort possible to do so.

Is this like the fate provided to Russian leaders when there time is up? They simply disappear at Kremlin functions?

It seems like only yesterday the Republicans were calling for Sebelius's head, or at least the time and day she would be fired. Rep. Darrell Issa called the Obamacare website, “a disaster” to the pitch of a person yelling “fire” in a theater.

Politico even called her House testimony “false.” Sebelius took the fall for a whole lot of other people who cowered behind any desk in Washington they could find, including the president.

She was the ideal scapegoat with gray hair and a tired look.

Yet White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told inquisitive reportersthey shouldn’t count their chickens before they hatch. The President “has had and has confidence" in Sebelius, according to The Hill.

But why?

Carney’s bizarre remarks continued to the assembled press continued. "I think you're obsessing on something that I promise you needs not obsession. Say my name, say my name, you actin' kinda shady, why the sudden change?"

Since Karnac retired, there is no one available to read the ‘minds’ of Carney or anyone else.

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