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What do you think of Kathleen Sebelius being picked as secretary of Health and Human Services?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 3, 2009

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“Well, I think the state of Kansas is going to miss her terribly, but I think she has a great opportunity.”

Photo of Kristen Bushouse

“I am excited for her because it will be great for the country, but I’m really sad to see her go.”

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“I think it will be a good move … to get somebody from the Midwest in there, and with a woman’s perspective, too.”

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“Kansas is glad to get rid of her … she’s a Democrat.”

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BrianR 5 years, 1 month ago

Gootsie (Anonymous) says… "It is square root day!"

We celebrated by cutting root vegetables into squares.

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jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

Only if you limit it to that one viewpoint, Tacobob. What if, hypothetically, our politicians viewed the other side of the aisle as scum not worth dealing with or that we'd simply be better off without them. Say that all Republicans are worthless simply by their party affiliations. That's going to be okay with you? Seriously? You think it's the way to achieve productivity within our government or our nation?

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TacoBob 5 years, 1 month ago

"Speak for yourself Sam"

Uh, he did. Spoke his opinion, good for him.

"Good for her career, and that's all the opinion I've got on this, other than thoughts like Stan's are a large part of the problem, in my opinion."

How are his thoughts a large part of the problem? Sounds like he has his viewpoints, so what? A large part of the problem?

A kerfuffle in a teapot. .

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jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

Man, now I really wish I had seen that pulled post!

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deskboy04 5 years, 1 month ago

Stan is a real estate investor.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 1 month ago

Shussssh, you'll get the pups stirred up!

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autie 5 years, 1 month ago

please refer to the link above, Marion pass auf! fuss! Now Marion, bleib! unt sitz! das ist ein gut hund.

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Marion Lynn 5 years, 1 month ago

RETICENT_IRREVERENT (Anonymous) says…

Fass, jonas, Fass.

jonas, aus.

jonas, sitz.

So is brav!, jonas gib laut!"

Marion writes:

Oh, now that is funny!

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BABBOY 5 years, 1 month ago

Been in KC all day and just checked the site so this little fluff of anger is tardy:

Stan:

I was wondering if real estate invester is code name for unemployed guy in stocking cap.

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Finding_Uranus 5 years, 1 month ago

We are about 50-50 split as a country on abortion. What will be the general opinion once everyone learns the lowdown on Gov. Sebelius. I hear protesters are already on the move. Not just for her but for President Obama. Seems the two share pretty similar thoughts on the matter. This president has surely had a rocky start. It's as though the press is out to get him or something.

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autie 5 years, 1 month ago

should we learn how to say "don't hitchhike" in German?

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autie 5 years, 1 month ago

cubist are the root of all evil..so forget that part. I'll wait till Saturday and root for the home team.

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Gootsie 5 years, 1 month ago

Love you too MD!

We should get free root canals today!

Autie, I think cube root would have been 08-08-2008, then 27-27-, well, you know it wouldn't work...

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autie 5 years, 1 month ago

root beer? my momma don't like me having no sugary drinks..just stick with the liquid barley carbs...

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 1 month ago

autie, you may only drink "Root Beer" on root day, silly! Maybe trinity will hand out some Klondike bars later.

Gootsie...luv ya lady!

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autie 5 years, 1 month ago

Oh, we know it is square root day alright. We were just keeping it to ourselves. Is that yet another reason to drink beer? When is cube root day?

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 1 month ago

I have little clue as to what some of you are talking about. Now MD is speaking in tongues.

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jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

I guess I had to have read that post then, and I guess I missed it. What was the gist?

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 1 month ago

Here's a photo for a weary news day. humanoid fish faces. Looks like Swamp Thing had a good thing going during his stint in Korea they didn't tell us about. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4929620/Fish-with-human-faces-spotted-in-South-Korea.html

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autie 5 years, 1 month ago

I would try teaching my dogs "Pass Auf" but they would probably just lay on their pillows and go to sleep, thinking I had just told them to pass out.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 1 month ago

You guys will probably think I learned that from German class, and my years training dogs. Nope, just once dated a man from Germany who was very....anstrengend

;-p

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 1 month ago

jonas, autie. T_O_B; I just thought that the poster before sgt's 10:39 post (now removed) had escalated the situation quickly past the command of: jonas, pass auf.

multi caught it… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQYJsj...

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jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

Autie, that was sort of my impression as well.

I think I need a tri-lingual English -- German -- Reticent interpreter.

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d_prowess 5 years, 1 month ago

People are saying that with her leaving, Brownback will be the next governor in 2010. But why does her leaving have any effect on this? She couldn't run again anyway, so I don't see how this will effect the 2010 race at all. Explain why I might be wrong...

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 1 month ago

Watching that fly ball go over your heads again fellas?

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autie 5 years, 1 month ago

Bob, I think he might have told jonas to go sit on a barrel loudly.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 1 month ago

Someone call the priest. R_I is speaking in tongues again.

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jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, R-I, for sending me to babelfish.

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demonfury 5 years, 1 month ago

I say - good riddance to bad rubbish. It's time the people of Kansas woke up and realized the priorities for the vast majority of Democrats is big government, really big government. Kathleen doesn't even realize yet that she is just a pawn in the Great Obamanation plan to make the US a completely government run socialist society. No better way to get there than to have complete government run health care. If you haven't seen the handwriting on the wall already, you must be blind, or an idiot Democrat, or both.

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Fred Vance 5 years, 1 month ago

Personally, I am glad she is gone.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 1 month ago

Fass, jonas, Fass.

jonas, aus.

jonas, sitz.

So is brav!, jonas gib laut

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ZyskandarJaimot 5 years, 1 month ago

SEBELIUS will have little if any effect on HEALTH CARE as the majority of decisions/policy will be forced through 'the OBAMA' + his hand-picked cadre of MARXIST WANNABE'S+TOADIES!!! MORE WOES FOR THE US TAXPAYERS ALL FOR THE BENEFIT OF SLOTHFUL+FECKLESS MINORITY DO-NOTHINGS AND NON-PRODUCERS!!! Welcoime to 'the OBAMA'=the new STALIN and his distribute HEALTH CARE over all our pain and suffering!!! YOU ELEKTED THIS BLACK FRIGGIN MARXIST-NOW YOU DUMB-DEMBHOLES GOTTEM.

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sgtwolverine 5 years, 1 month ago

Everybody outside Kansas mispronounces her name. She should appeal to the Strongbad demographic by changing her last name to the easily-pronouncable Sibbie.

http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail76.html

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couranna1 5 years, 1 month ago

Yeah like Jay Leno is a big deal huh? Who cares what he thinks. Now if Letterman did it.

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blue73harley 5 years, 1 month ago

I think she is going to regret her son's game "Don't Drop the Soap" for the next couple weeks.

Leno already brought it up last night...along with mispronouncing her name.

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nekansan 5 years, 1 month ago

I find it funny that people think that her effort to deny the construction of new polluting Coal power plants was "throwing Western Kansas" under the bus. These were power plants to provide energy to other states who apparently are smart enough to not want them built in their backyard. Kansas is one of the best locations in the nation for Wind power and makes much more sense to invest in clean technologies for power generation rather than outdated coal plants. If we really need peak load capacity then the likely best solution for the future is Nuclear, and I suspect that a lot of the Coal supporters tunes would change if they started building another Wolf Creek in their back yard.

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canyon_wren 5 years, 1 month ago

As a former Kansas resident now living in a staunchly Republican state (Utah), I am sorry to see Sebelius leave Kansas. I think Kansas has always accomplished a lot in past years when there was a Democrat as governor. Utah has had its Democratic governors in spite of the state's general politics and that has worked very well. It's the lack of balance at the federal level that really worries me at this point.

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couranna1 5 years, 1 month ago

Stan isn't a card-carrying, kool-aid drinking member of the Lawrence Liberal Loser club. He mirrors the sentiments of the majority of the citizens of Kansas, this one included.

That is why she was elected twice as governor. Yeah I get your logic there

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prospector 5 years, 1 month ago

I think we will have a Unicorn in every pot!

For ocean, enjoy and Lulu, flame on:

http://www.kansas.com/news/weird/story/718367.html

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Tony Kisner 5 years, 1 month ago

I thought Kathy was not a bad Gov. but when she threw Western Kansas under the bus for her personal gain she lost me.

Naked ambition is hard to watch.

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TrooGrit 5 years, 1 month ago

I think Sebelius will do okay at the HHS post, she does have an understanding of health care issues, and has been somewhat of a champion of those issues in the state of Kansas. Now, how that will play out on the larger stage will be interesting to see, but by and large she's done a good job in the state of Kansas, and I wish her well.

Parkinson has her viewpoints as far as running the state of Kansas goes, so I don't expect we'll see much change. Regardless of what some of the commenters on this board think!

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autie 5 years, 1 month ago

"sentiments of the majority"? Is that why she was elected..twice? of course, maybe the first time shouldn't count. beating Shallowburger was too easy.

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Left_handed 5 years, 1 month ago

Stan isn't a card-carrying, kool-aid drinking member of the Lawrence Liberal Loser club. He mirrors the sentiments of the majority of the citizens of Kansas, this one included.

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autie 5 years, 1 month ago

Either that or his post skipped off the atmosphere during re-entry and is floating out in space now.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 1 month ago

I think what R_I is trying to say is that 2010 will be the year of slander jelly in the state of Kansas.

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autie 5 years, 1 month ago

and then? Hello? are we there yet?

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trinity 5 years, 1 month ago

i'm checking in with a ditto to schula and autie. and 8 years of brownback??? please...no...NO!

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autie 5 years, 1 month ago

I would tend to agree with you schula. It leaves us the door open for the ultra right to gain ground. Sebelius has provided a certain balance. I think she understood also that inside most moderate Republicans, there was a democrat trying to get out.

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schula 5 years, 1 month ago

O-Bob--that is the scary part about her leaving Kansas. I think it is great for her but bad for the state.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 1 month ago

Eight years of Sam Brownback is imminent.

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grammaddy 5 years, 1 month ago

I think it's great.She will be missed.

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couranna1 5 years, 1 month ago

She will do well. She made a good move. Tiller has a right like everyone else to contribute to the candidate of his choice Get it; choice

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Tom Shewmon 5 years, 1 month ago

Actually, that was a pretty dim-witted answer Stan gave. You have NOT gotten rid of her. Actually, she'll be handling your health issues and in general, is bolstering the ultra liberal cabal developing in Washington DC.

I believe Sebelius is going to face some Tiller heat, when this well-kept secret of the Tiller donation circuit starts to surface. Of course, it will be only surface on selected mediums, and the CNN's, NBC's, and NYT's will bury the story deeper than an Alaskan water main.

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 1 month ago

Since she was the second choice for that job, did she get a discount on the pay-to-play fee?

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Mixolydian 5 years, 1 month ago

It's great for Kansas to have a Kansan in a high federal position. It doesn't happen often. Good for her. Good for Kansas

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jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

Good for her career, and that's all the opinion I've got on this, other than thoughts like Stan's are a large part of the problem, in my opinion.

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spacehog 5 years, 1 month ago

Let's all go easy on Stan today. He really put a bullseye on his face.

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spacehog 5 years, 1 month ago

You don’t have to starve to be a good artist. You just have to have love, insight and a strong point of view. And you have to fight off depravity. -Bob Dylan

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