From the Topeka Capital-Journal:
Republicans put the brakes Thursday on Senate confirmation of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s objections could push to next week a vote by the full Senate on President Barack Obama’s choice for HHS. The Kentucky Republican said senators needed more time to consider her “fairly contentious” selection.
The action by GOP senators will require Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to invoke Senate procedures requiring 60 votes to break the filibuster. Democrats say they have the necessary votes to force a final vote and confirm Sebelius. Roberts and fellow Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, also a Republican, endorsed Sebelius’ nomination for the Cabinet post at HHS. Both have been under pressure from anti-abortion organizations to drop their support for the governor.
Oh, the comments! (this is the fun part)
“The flip side is if they defeat her she stays in Kansas. What a choice.”
“We have already started a fund to help her move…”
“You got what you wanted, an abortion loving Christian bashing tax and spend president who hates the rich and never met a tinhorn dictator he didn’t want to bow down to. You should be happy. It’s our turn to be the outraged displaced disenfranchised political minority.”
“Thank heavens! Why in the world would anyone want a woman who clearly has an ABORTION agenda and cannot tell the truth about who contributes to her war chest in charge of anything anyway! Oh right – I forgot – those are required traits if you are an Obama dem! That and “forgetting” to pay your taxes!!”
“Just because she has been around, like a bad rash, does not make her a sensible choice to head HHS.”
“How is it when you are a Christan and have an opinion, it’s shoving “religion” down everyone’s throats? Even if you never bring God up-oh-and you must automatically be a Republican, and bomb abortion clinics on the weekends?”
The people of Kansas have spoken.
This is kind of a lynching to get her out of Kansas and down our throats. Nice….real nice. She’s not out of Kansas yet! Click your heels three times and say….’There’s no place like home…there’s no place like home…”
Just watch out for the house…it’s about to fall ya…