Kansas Republican Party officials have been criticizing Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' campaign over her travel on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Sebelius, an early supporter of Obama who was considered for his running mate, has argued that the country and Kansas need Obama in the White House. She also has argued that her campaign appearances have not detracted from her duties as governor. Her travel on behalf of Obama is paid for by his campaign.
In the month of September, Sebelius visited 25 cities in nine states, according to her daily schedules made available by various news reports and the Obama campaign.
On Wednesday, she was asked about the criticism and responded, saying she took her job as governor "very seriously. It's a 24/7 job." She said she was able to handle her duties and also campaign. "I actually am an elected official who uses a computer, a Blackberry and a telephone on a regular basis. We're keeping a good eye on the state," she said.
That statement was a jab at Obama's challenger, John McCain, who acknowledges he's not the most technologically savvy.