Kathleen “Horseface” Sebilius told Congress — the same Congress she arrogantly snubbed because “she doesn’t work for those people” (oh…you don’t work for the People, whom the House represents [it’s in the name of the damned institution]) — that “I’m sorry; I’m accountable.”
Really!?! This from the woman that has been blaming everyone from the contractors to her own Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to the janiotrs in the server room, to Republicans for the slow and unreliable service of the website — even going so far as to split hairs, saying “It is functional, but at a very slow speed and very low reliability.” But, “…[t]he system isn’t functioning so we are not getting reliable data” so which is it? Does that sound “sorry” — it sounds like someone passing the buck and dodging questions…which doesn’t show a lot of accountability.
I thought someone accountable for a major clusterfuck that cost the nation hundreds of millions of dollars, which was mismanaged from the jump, would — I don’t know — get fired. Or fined. Or forced to sign up everyone in the nation on the craptastic website the government fronting an equally awful service.
And it’s not her first time at the failure trough. From The Daily Caller:
Kathleen Sebelius’ failure at designing websites to provide government services began during her term as governor of Kansas, long before the Obamacare website debacle…Sebelius oversaw numerous costly and disastrous government website projects during her six-year governorship (2003-2009), including a failed update of the Department of Labor’s program to provide unemployment pay and other services and similar updates pertaining to the Department of Administration and the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) services.
The Department of Labor’s overhaul of its computer programs was a notable boondoggle, according to 14-year former Kansas state senator and former state Labor Secretary Karin Brownlee.
To be fair, it’s not entirely her fault. The contractor is CGI Federal — a Canadian company with a track record so bad the Canadian government won’t give the work anymore — which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Healthcare.gov. thanks to connection with the Obamas — the senior vice president of the company is Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, and classmate and friend of the First Lady. Add to it the total lack of involvement of the White House in making sure its signature bit of legislation might roll out with some level of competency, and which has been covering for this awful example of a public servant during this whole debacle.
UPDATE: Now, I really want to see this idiot burn… “Don’t do this to me”!?! Don’t do this to you? You’ve been pushing this awful market-destroying program on people for the last five years and couldn’t even get a price comparison website to work, and now you want the representatives of the People you work for to not question your competence or honesty?