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Why not Sebelius?

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Is Gov. Tim Kaine really just Sebelius light? [ The New Republic][1] asks why the Virginia governor should trump Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who has all the same positives, as well as being more experienced. Is Sebelius being hampered by concerns over a backlash if Obama chooses a female running mate other than Hillary Clinton? If Obama is looking for a Washington outsider, the New Republic concludes, he should pick Sebelius who "is just more impressive" than Kaine.¢¢¢Fears that putting a non-Hillary woman on the ticket will hurt Obama just aren't justified, says [ David Knowles of AOLnews.][2] In fact, he notes, putting Sebelius on the ticket would actually affirm Clinton's contention that a woman is up to the task of being president. [1]: http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_stump/archive/2008/08/04/why-kaine-over-sebelius.aspx [2]: http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2008/08/04/hillary-and-the-other-woman/

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toe 5 years, 8 months ago

Kathleen "Don't Drop The Soap" Sebelius. :) Obama can have her. Please. Kansas will start to grow again when she is gone.

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XD40 5 years, 8 months ago

If Obambi (the Obamessiah) doesn't pick Kathleen "Don't Drop the Soap" Sebelius as his veep but does (Allah forbid) win the presidency, she'll get a Washington job anyway. Good riddance to bad Ohio trash either way. Though, personally, I hope the dimocrats lose -- big time.

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Daniel Kennamore 5 years, 8 months ago

What a sad little world you right wingers live in...

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TheOriginalCA 5 years, 8 months ago

I will keep saying this every time I see mention of Sebelius for veep. When she was In$ Commi$h, she never responded to my formal complaint in regards to Core Source Health insurance. Corse Source was claiming that they never received bills from LMH. They processed smaller bills but they never processed the larger bills. LMH had proof that Core Source got the bills. LMH started coming after ME for the money despite the fact that Core Source was lying. As LMH got closer and closer to garnishment I turned up my desperation for Sebelius to take action and JUST respond to me. She never did and LMH had my bank account garnished. Now this hapless fraud is governator and is getting too much mention as veep for my comfort. How in the world can she be veep of the US when she couldn't even handle being ins commish?

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bobberboy 5 years, 8 months ago

Um let's see - a moderate democrat, a popular woman governor from a normally republican state. Sounds good to me. As a former republican turned independent I'm afraid the conservatives are going to be in for a real awakening.

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Steve Jacob 5 years, 8 months ago

Why does Sebelius get all the VP talk over Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill? If your going to pick a women, might as well be from a key state.

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purplesage 5 years, 8 months ago

If Obama were to win (heaven spare us! and had Sebelius as a running mate, the whole country would be afflicted with her. If he were to lose, and we had the good fortune of getting her out of the governor's mansion, it would be a win / win for the state and the nation. If he picks somone else, we are still stuck in KS with Gov. Sebelius for a couple more years. Nuts.

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whatupdown 5 years, 8 months ago

I think bringing her in would make abortion an issue they don't want.

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