Archive for Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sebelius a finalist for Time Person of Year

December 10, 2013


Feelings are mixed in Kansas over the inclusion of former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as one of 10 finalists for Time magazine's Person of the Year award.

Democratic Kansas House member Dick Ward told the Wichita Eagle it's an honor for everyone whenever someone from the state is recognized for influencing major world events.

But Republican Rep. Brenda Landwehr called the selection ridiculous and said she couldn't think of anyone less deserving for the award.

Sebelius serves as U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services. She has been in the spotlight since the Oct. 1 problems with the launch of the national health care website.

Other finalists include Pope Francis, Texas tea party Republican Ted Cruz, performer Miley Cyrus and whistleblower Edward Snowden.


Matthew Herbert 4 years, 6 months ago

People forget that TIME selects a person of the year based upon impact on the country/world both positive and negative. Adolf Hitler won the 'honor' in 1938. Stalin was selected twice.

Bud Stagg 4 years, 6 months ago

She should be fired. The site rollout is an embarrassment of epic proportion.

Beator 4 years, 6 months ago

She should be given a bronze, silver, or gold ring. Her face, along with Obama's, should be plastered on every doctors office, hospital, and drug store front door from sea to shining sea as a silent reminder of their law.

4 years, 6 months ago

Snowden ought to be a shoe-in.

However, if Brenda Landwehr is really looking for someone 'less deserving' of Person of the Year than our former governor, she might try a mirror.

Rick Masters 4 years, 6 months ago

You already won, let someone else enjoy the spotlight.

Jean Robart 4 years, 6 months ago

This is absurd. But then again, I understand that Miley Cyrus is or was on the short list. Now THAT is also ridiculous. I'd like to know ho0w many people are being considered (on the short list) and who the "person of the year" really is. I can think of a few people who are very deserving of this "award" for good reasons. OOPS--The only one on this short list who really deserves the "award" is Pope Francis, and he should win hands down!

Bob Smith 4 years, 6 months ago

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Jonathan Fox 4 years, 6 months ago

USA Today reported Pope Francis as Time Person of the Year. Given the other options listed, there really wasn't any competition against him.

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