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Sebelius part of joke at White House Correspondents dinner


Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who was sharply criticized for problems with the rollout of Healthcare.gov, got big laughs Saturday night at the White House Correspondents Association dinner, when she came on stage as part of a joke to fix a technical glitch during President Barack Obama's speech.

Obama introduced a video, but when it failed to load properly. Obama asked, "Does anybody know how to fix this?"

Sebelius, the former governor of Kansas, stepped out and said, "I got this. I see it all the time."

Sebelius announced last month that she will be stepping down from her post.


Leslie Swearingen 3 years, 10 months ago

Love it and loved President Obamas speech. I am still laughing. Laugher is the best way to deal with something like this, particularly since it did turn out to be so successful.

Bob Forer 3 years, 10 months ago

Nice to know Sebelius has the ability to make fun of herself, a trait uncommon amongst politicians.

Gerald Kerr 3 years, 10 months ago

Sorry but the joke is on the American people. Millions upon millions unable to keep their insurance, millions more not able to visit their doctor, and millions more out of work as health care insurance costs have pushed corporations into reducing their work force.

Lies and willful misrepresentation by those in positions of power, privelidge and trust are simply not very funny but rather more like betrayal.

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