Take your pick. Or your hammer. The fact is, not only has it established itself as a colossal failure that only your government could create, it has inspired the level of helpless and infuriating frustration that only your government could inspire….and then exacerbate with its simpleminded suggestions to “have patience” as it denies the extent of the problem.
But have no fear: no jobs will be lost.
Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, has no intention of bowing to Republican demands that she resign after the troubled rollout of President Obama’s health care law, people close to her said Wednesday. And the White House expressed “full confidence” in her. — NYTimes
Not since FEMA has there been such a high-profile failure of an empty suit heading a government agency at its critical time of need. This administration’s handling of its own prized, most precious program has done more to discredit it than an ark-full of foaming teabaggers ranting over the last two years about ObamaCare’s threat to the capitalist system and western civilization.
Heckuva job, Sebe. But don’t worry, BHO gotcher back.
In fact, her job is not in danger, because (1) calling for her head is just a political sideshow anyway, and (b) finding a replacement would take too long and create yet another political distraction. Fixing websites isn’t her job, anyway — like every other cabinet secretary, her main function is to sign checks and get them in the paws of the properly connected squids and leeches who live off public resources.
Still, I got a kick out of this stout familial defense:
[I]n an interview, Ms. Sebelius’s older brother, Donald D. Gilligan, said, “I don’t think you resign in the middle of a fight.” Moreover, Mr. Gilligan said: “The fact that people are calling for her head does not surprise her or alarm her particularly. People have been calling for her head for a long time, and it’s still there. I don’t think that fazes her much.”
The fact that “people have been calling for her head for a long time” tells me her reputation for incompetence has a long history — hardly a reason for confidence. Maybe, just maybe there’s a reason.
And wait — are you telling me she was born a Gilligan? That explains everything, Little Buddy.
Look — I don’t care if she’s fired or not: just STFU with the inane fabricated excuses fix the goddam website. There must be a high school kid somewhere who knows what to do, even if you don’t. Meanwhile, maybe if all health care benefits awarded employees of the Department of Health and Human Services were suspended until this problem was fixed, that would serve as an effective incentive to get ‘er done, innit?
Sorry. I forgot. That’s how the real world works. This is government.