Despite earlier promises to stay on the job until after the 2014 midterm elections, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced her resignation. Obama accepted Sebelius’s resignation earlier this week, and on Friday morning, nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her.
Supposedly, the resignation was Sebelius’ choice and wasn’t forced upon her by Obama or his handlers and overseers.
The question I have is how does Sebelius’ resignation benefit Obama and the Democrats.
I find it more than hard to believe that the White House or the DNC either forced or allowed Sebelius to leave her office without something to be gained from doing so. Yet, given the way they handled her resignation and the inherent issues in confirming her replacement, I can’t see how they’d benefit in the upcoming elections from doing this. So why is Sebelius gone?