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Dream team? A humorous look at Sebelius’ pros and cons

Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius

Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius

July 25, 2008


On the street

Do you think Kathleen Sebelius would be a good vice presidential running mate for Obama?

I think it would be interesting to have a female vice president to bring some balance to his administration. I think she would do well, looking back on everything she’s accomplished. I think she would be an asset to him.

More responses

Kathleen Sebelius: Two decades in politics

Kathleen Sebelius is the nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services in Obama's Cabinet. She has served as Kansas' governor since 2002 and before that was insurance commissioner and a state representative.

Recently, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius started making the short list of possible vice presidential candidates on U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's ticket because after Obama secured the Democratic nomination, about one million political writers following his campaign had nothing else to do.

So here are 10 reasons why Sebelius should be Obama's running mate, and 10 why she shouldn't.

Obama should pick Sebelius because:

1. She's a woman who is not Hillary Clinton.

2. Red state street cred.

3. She has a strong political pedigree.

4. In control (there will be no embarrassing leaks from a Sebelius vice presidency).

5. Leadership (she's actually got some stuff done).

6. Obama and Sebelius seem to genuinely like each other.

7. They are both jocks.

8. She has the governor thing down.

9. National media would parachute into Kansas and write "Dorothy" leads.

10. She could market "Don't Drop the Soap" while on the campaign trail.

Obama shouldn't pick Sebelius because:

1. Governor, you are no Hillary Clinton.

2. Foreign policy experience mostly limited to incursions into Kansas City, Mo.

3. Who would Melvin Neufeld criticize?

4. Sebelius-Romney debate would put nation to sleep for years.

5. McCain will win Kansas.

6. National media would parachute into Kansas and write "Dorothy" leads.

7. Too careful politically.

8. Not a gray-haired white male.

9. Gaffes will occur (Kansas wines, Missouri roads).

10. First dude would lose cool-sounding title.


Fort_Aubrey 7 years, 2 months ago

If I want humor, I turn on the Daily Show. The LJW should stick with their day jobs.

Fort_Aubrey 7 years, 2 months ago

Another article on VP???This endless VP speculation writing is nothing but masturbatory newspaper behavior. If you are in Missouri, you read endlessly about McCaskill. New Mexico, about Richardson. Arizona, Nepolitano, etc, etc etc.It is just good old newspaper "boosterism" transformed into the modern era.But enough is enough. With a ton of actual races going on around the state, lets have a little more issue-focused reporting, please. This article is a half-baked attempt to jazz up a very stale and lame topic. The lint in my naval is more interesting.

BigPrune 7 years, 2 months ago

Is the country ready for a black president with a white woman vp? What exactly has she accomplished anyway? More taxes for small businesses?

cato_the_elder 7 years, 2 months ago

Fort - "Masturbatory newspaper behavior" - beautiful. I'll remember that one.

Yabut 7 years, 2 months ago

For the cons:11. She said that the roads in KCMO were scarier than anything that happened on 9/11.12. Flat out lied to the public by saying that Kansas couldn't send National Guard to help with Katrina because they were all tied up in Iraq. When called on it, did some major back-peddling.13. Allowed the Governor's Mansion to be used multiple times for private business (among which was her son's board game business).On second thought, maybe this would make her the perfect VP for Obama......

fu7il3 7 years, 2 months ago

Her son lives there...Seriously, it was all fun and games, then someone had to bring their political agenda in.

fu7il3 7 years, 2 months ago

I'm voting for Obama cuz he is white.

verity 7 years, 2 months ago

BigPrune (Anonymous) says: "Is the country ready for a black president with a white woman vp?"I don't even know where to start on that one. If you care about their race and gender, that is your problem. I certainly don't have a problem with it.

oldvet 7 years, 2 months ago

and their theme song could be "Kathy's Clown"...

geniusmannumber1 7 years, 2 months ago

This headline is a living example of the reason you never begin a joke by saying "This is going to be funny."

fu7il3 7 years, 2 months ago

Exactly, the man can represent two races at once. It's like a superpower.

fu7il3 7 years, 2 months ago

Comic Book Guy would appreciate the superpower. Sort of like Two Face on Batman.

ENGWOOD 7 years, 2 months ago

Obamas Mama, Please take her and get her the HE** out of Kansas! She doesn't want to be here anyway. I will gladly share our grief with the rest of the Country!!!!!!Maybe her and old Al G_SNORE can work together

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